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Rhine, Gary

Overview
Works: 14 works in 60 publications in 3 languages and 3,680 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Filmed interviews  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Director, Other, Producer, Cinematographer , Author of screenplay, Film editor, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Rhine
A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom. Their intimate, impassioned dialogues yield profound insights into one of the most striking cases of tragic irony in history: the country that prides itself on religious freedom has resolutely denied those same rights to its own indigenous people. With remarkable erudition and curiosity--and respectfully framing his questions in light of the revelation th
Wiping the tears of seven generations( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1990, 300 Lakota Sioux horseback riders rode 250 miles, in two weeks, through bitter, below-zero winter weather, to commemorate the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. This celebrated documentary relates the story of how the Lakota Nation mourned the loss of their loved ones for 100 years -- seven generations of the Lakota. They also mourned the loss of some of their people's sacred knowledge, which died with the elders at Wounded Knee. But in 1990, inspired by dreams and visions of unity and spiritual awakening, a group of Lakota decided to bring their people out of mourning through a traditional Lakota ceremony called "Washigila," or "Wiping The Tears." The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony. The film interweaves stunningly beautiful contemporary scenes of the ride itself with archival film and photos and expert commentary to illustrate the history of the Lakota and provide an unforgettably poignant account of the events leading up to, including, and following the Wounded Knee Massacre. The DVD version of the film includes an extra 12 minutes of footage, shot in late 2004, in which participants in the 1990 Memorial Ride discuss the profound impact of the experience on their lives. "Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations" is a classic, thought-provoking work that explores the Lakota perspective on their history, culture, spirituality, and hope for tribal survival. The film will generate reflection, analysis, and discussion in a wide range of courses in Native American studies, American history and studies, cultural anthropology, and comparative religion. It was produced by Gary Rhine for Kifaru Productions and directed by Fidel Moreno (Yaqui/Huichol) and Gary Rhine; the eloquent narration is delivered by Hanna Left Hand Bull Fixico (Lakota)
The red road to sobriety( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary Native American Sobriety Movement is flourishing throughout the Indian communities of North America. This vital social movement combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches to substance abuse recovery. In this spirited, inspiring, and hopeful documentary, American Indian health practitioners and traditional medicine people reveal the importance of tribal values and spiritual awareness in the recovery process. As the film vividly illustrates, substance abuse in Indian communities must be understood within the context of the "American Holocaust." Few Americans are today aware that the U.S. and Canadian governments intentionally used alcohol in their attempts to destroy indigenous cultures and obtain Indian lands. The devastating effects of these policies were compounded by the propagation of the "drunken Indian" stereotype. Faced with the loss of their religion, land, culture, freedom, and pride, Indian families experienced a debilitating syndrome known as intergenerational trauma, an experience shared by many families affected by the Holocaust in Europe. Despite its powerful indictment of governmental abuse, the driving force of this film is the positive spirit emanating from the Indian people featured in it. Continuing in the ancient traditions of "The Dreamkeepers" and "The Wounded Healers," these people offer a new sense of hope to all those in recovery. Told in large part by recovering Native Americans, many of whom work as counselors, the film presents methods and tools that specifically enable alcoholics to help themselves. There is a strong emphasis on spiritual guidance and traditional Native thinking, both designed to encourage dignity and self-worth as a treatment plan. "The Red Road to Sobriety" is essential viewing in a variety of courses in Native American studies, religious studies and comparative religion, cultural anthropology, public health, psychology, and American history and studies. It was produced by Gary Rhine for Kifaru Productions and was co-directed by Gary Rhine and Chante Pierce (Cheyenne/Cherokee) and narrated by noted actor Benjamin Bratt (Quechua)
The peyote road : ancient religion in contemporary crisis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the religious use of peyote by Native Americans and of efforts to establish protective legislation for practicing peyotism. Includes a 1994 legislative update discussing the passage of protective legislation
A seat at the table : struggling for American Indian religious freedom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Huston Smith is widely regarded as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on the history of religions. In this thought-provoking documentary he is featured in dialogues with eight American Indian leaders. The film interweaves thoughtful commentary, sequences shot in threatened Indian sacred sites, and scenes from the Third Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town, South Africa. The result is a profound and poignant exploration of the myriad problems faced by contemporary Native Americans in practicing their religious ceremonies and beliefs. Each of the film's eight segments deals with an important obstacle to American Indian religious freedom. Taken as a whole, the film provides an outstanding overview of the spiritual ways of today's Native Americans. The Native leaders and the topics they examine with Prof. Smith are as follows: Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund: A History and overview of the American Indian struggle for religious freedom; Winona LaDuke (Anishinabe), Director, White Earth Land Recovery Project: Native religions and the earth; pollution and clear-cutting as religious persecution; Frank Dayish, Jr. (Dine), President, Native American Church of North America: The triumph of the Native American Church's struggle for the religious use of Peyote; Charlotte Black Elk (Lakota), Primary Advocate for protection of the Black Hills: Protection of The Black Hills and Native access to sacred sites; Doug George-Kanentiio (Mohawk), journalist and activist: Destruction of Native languages and the resulting damage to Native ceremonies; Lenny Foster (Dine), Director/Spiritual Advisor, Navajo Nation Corrections Project: Injustices faced by incarcerated Native Americans; Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga), President, American Indian Law Alliance: The spiritual threat posed to indigenous peoples by the Human Genome Diversity Project; Guy Lopez (Crow Creek Sioux), Coordinator, Sacred Lands Protection Program, Association of American Indian Affairs: Disrespect of Apache beliefs by University of Arizona and Jesuit astrophysicists. The film includes excerpts of messages by the Dalai Lama, South African President Nelson Mandela, and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. The ceremonial opening of the week-long Parliament flamboyantly displays the rich variety of religious traditions from around the world and includes a performance of an Iroquois ancestral song by noted American Indian singer Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida), who also delivers the articulate narration for the documentary. The menus on the DVD version of the film enable easy access to particular segments and encourage in-depth classroom discussion and analysis. "A Seat at the Table" is an exemplary teaching tool that will spotlight the issues of Native American religious freedom for a wide variety of courses in Native American studies, religious studies and comparative religion, cultural anthropology, American history and studies, and legal studies. The film is also the ideal enhancement to the new book by the same title published by University of California Press. "A Seat at the Table" was produced by Gary Rhine for Kifaru Productions. The film was written by Phil Cousineau
Your humble serpent : the wisdom of Reuben Snake( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuben Snake was a unique and compelling American Indian leader, visionary, and activist. Filled with rich and revealing examples of his storytelling prowess, this inspiring biographical portrait explores his life and philosophy and examines his provocative views on ecology, sacredness, intuitive thinking, and "the rebrowning of America." As Snake grew up, his elders taught him that a leader is a servant to his people. Overcoming adversity and alcoholism in his youth, he lived his life true to that teaching, serving his country as a Green Beret, his tribe as Winnebago Tribal Chairman, and all Indian people as President of the National Conference of American Indians. The film emphasizes Snake's search for spiritual meaning in life, highlighting his influential ideas on the differences between the rational, "linear" thought of Western philosophy and the intuitive, "cyclical" thought of Native peoples. He criticizes Western philosophy for leading us toward the destruction of the earth, and argues that intuitive, cyclical thinkers hold the earth to be sacred and understand how everything is interrelated. The film also focuses on his leadership of the movement to overturn the 1990 Supreme Court decision that forbade the traditional sacramental use of peyote by the 300,000 members of the Native American Church. His efforts resulted in the passage in 1994 -- a year after his death -- of the Amendment to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act that legalized sacramental peyote use for American Indians. "Your Humble Serpent" will stimulate thought and discussion in a variety of courses in Native American studies, religious studies and comparative religion, cultural anthropology, American history and studies, and legal studies. It was produced by Gary Rhine for Kifaru Productions and was co-written and narrated by Hayna Brown, a Winnebago and friend of Snake since childhood
A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom. Their intimate, impassioned dialogues yield profound insights into one of the most striking cases of tragic irony in history: the country that prides itself on religious freedom has resolutely denied those same rights to its own indigenous people. With remarkable erudition and curiosity--and respectfully framing his questions in light of the revelation that his discovery of Native American religion helped him round out his views of the world's religions--Smith ... helps reveal the depth of the speakers' knowledge and experience. American Indian leaders Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Frank Dayish, Jr. (Navajo), Charlotte Black Elk (Lakota), Douglas George-Kanentiio (Mohawk), Lenny Foster (Dine), Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga), Anthony Guy Lopez (Lakota), and Oren Lyons (Onondaga) provide an impressive overview of the critical issues facing the Native American community today. Their ideas about spirituality, politics, relations with the U.S. government, their place in American society, and the continuing vitality of their communities give voice to a population that is all too often ignored in contemporary discourse. The culture they describe is not a relic of the past, nor a historical curiosity, but a living tradition that continues to shape Native American lives.-Publisher description
The Bigfoot Memorial Ride : wiping the tears of seven generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In December 1990, 300 Lakota Sioux rode 250 miles in two weeks to commemorate the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. The ride completed the mourning process for those who died seven generations before
Rez-Robics( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The video includes discussion on ways to improve lifestyle to help prevent or manage diabetes, This companion video is designed for those who would normally never watch an exercise program. The plan is to empower the more health conscious person to use the video to capture their couch-potato relatives, hopefully convincing them to get up and move their bodies and eat healthier
Understanding A.I.R.F.A : a brief explanation for the 1993 amendment to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explanation of the amendment as told by witnesses before the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, during hearings on the amendment
WIPING THE TEARS OF SEVEN GENERATIONS( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Peyote road ancient religion in contemporary crisis( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Navajo and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Red road to sobriety talking circle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This video explores the use of the ancient spiritual tradition of the talking circle as an approach to managing substance abuse recovery. This video features many noted Native American therapists and healers and is designed as a companion video to The Red Road to Sobriety
 
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A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom
Alternative Names
Gary Rhine Amerikaans filmregisseur (1951-2006)

Gary Rhine director de cinema estatunidenc

Gary Rhine réalisateur américain

Gary Rhine US-amerikanischer Filmemacher, Produzent und Autor

Гари Райн

Languages
English (58)

Dakota (1)

Navajo (1)

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