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Filmmaker Donna Reed directed the 1989 documentary-format film The Goddess Remembered with sponsorship from the National Film Board of Canada It is currently used as a major educational resource in many universities Womens Studies classes appearing on numerous syllabi This film speaks of many argumentive topics such as Satellite photographs that have recently shown that the Neolithic monoliths of the Goddess such as Stonehenge that all stand on energy lines which criss-cross the earth The belief that the allegedly Goddess-worshipping Old Europe was an egalitarian woman-centered society It was cooperative non-hierarchal and non-violentThe women in the film also stronly believe that for 25000 years our ancestors worshipped the Goddess and found power in her cooperative as opposed to competitive ways The Goddess eyes are still to be seen in many representations along the Mediterranean such as on fishing boats on Malta Perhaps the statement We know that women developed agriculture and the domestication of animals was one of the most disturbing remarks made in the film To me the understanding that only recently in the past 6000 years has the womans perspective been ignored is something that nobody can say with any certainty Some of the more factual issues discussed in the film include Venus Figures They were first called Venus figures by the Marquis de Vibraye in the 1860s and the term has subsequently been used to represent all ancient depictions of usually corpulent women These figurines are quite similar despite a wide geographical spread footless and faceless with swollen breasts buttocks andor abdomens They were made from a variety of materials including clay ivory and stone Traditionally they are seen as the representation of the earth mother a hypothesis which cannot be proved or disproved They may have been symbols of fertility but it is again impossible to state this categorically I found that one of the more interesting topics was that of The Day of The Dead This
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