Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6 PM CDT
FemmSouth Film Night
Private Residence, see private Facebook Group Invite
The Burning Times (1990)
The Burning Times is a 1990 Canadian documentary, presenting a feminist account of the Early Modern European witchcraft trials. It was directed by Donna Read and written by Erna Buffie, and features interviews with feminist and Neopagan notables, such as Starhawk, Margot Adler, and Matthew Fox.
This documentary takes an in-depth look at the witch hunts that swept Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film questions whether the widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be traced back to those times.
In the film, Thea Jensen calls this period in history a "Women's Holocaust". She notes that a total number of victims is unknown but that the high number often given is nine million deaths, over a period of 300 or more years.
Link to more info/film: https://www.nfb.ca/film/burning_times/
Link to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3h20YZe1Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3ndfx05zgsJcxkxDohGCpAOW4luposR2cDZhy4g_Y_Jc94-W_UEJE-c58