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Kifaru Productions

Overview
Works: 21 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 1,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Interviews 
Classifications: RC489.E93, 970.3
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Most widely held works by Kifaru Productions
Wiping the tears of seven generations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In December of 1990, 300 Lakota Sioux horseback riders rode 250 miles, in two weeks, through bitter sub-zero winter weather, to commemorate the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. This program relates the story of how the Lakota Nation mourned the loss of their loved ones for 100 years. They also mourned the loss of some of their people's sacred knowledge which died with the elders that day. Then, 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 which they call Washigila: Wiping the tears. The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony
The peyote road ancient religion in contemporary crisis ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 285 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
The red road to sobriety a documentary ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Places the alcohol problems of Native Americans within the context of the historical destruction of indigenous peoples and culture and the stereotype of the drunken Indian. Documents a growing social movement which combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches in substance abuse recovery
Distance learning great controversy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, a literature teacher argues the benefits of on-line learning, while her department chairperson presents arguments against it. Methods used to conduct an effective on-line "class" are demonstrated using state-of-the-art software. Criticism of distance learning includes its tendency to deny student/teacher connections and to inhibit student interaction. Students currently participating in on-line learning programs discuss how it has helped them achieve their educational goals. An Iowa farmer uses distance learning to get his college degree. Students at Cal State protest the cost of contracts with four computer firms hired to wire the school for the Internet
Animals as divinities ( )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prehistoric art often renders animals in spiritual, even divine, form-but primitive beast images can also reflect a degree of humanity. This program sifts through the complexity of the animal-god concept, identifying the place of the lion, the giraffe, the wolf, the elephant, and many other creatures in a wide range of myths and religions. With detailed observations of sculpture, carvings, and statuary-including Native American totem poles, European gargoyles and grotesques, and Egyptian mummies honoring the cat-headed goddess Ubasti-the video demonstrates an age-old interconnection between our reverence for nature and our need to determine our status in it
Water and its powers ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Water may be the world's hardest-working religious symbol, representing life, death, purification, destruction, and countless other ideas. This program studies the spiritual properties of water and the myriad ways in which humanity has regarded the precious substance over the millennia. Establishing a link between climate and the evolution of god-images, the video explores the notion of the angry deity who punishes with water - a concept prevailing in arid regions and informing flood myths across the globe. The program also illustrates the power of the river - as a source of life, and as a route into the underworld - highlighting the cultural and historical importance of the Nile, the Ganges, and the mythical Styx
Mysteries of the landscape ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Earth's surface gave shape to the early cosmologies of almost every culture. This program explores that universal phenomenon, traveling across the globe to examine the role of geology in religion and myth. The video explains the spiritual significance of numerous sites while connecting them with historical events and scientific concepts.--Container
A seat at the table struggling for American Indian religious freedom ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the problems faced by Native Americans in practicing their religious ceremonies and beliefs
The Traditional use of peyote ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of interviews with members of the Native American Church of North America examining their use of peyote in religious ceremonies, and U.S. government attempts at regulation and control of its use
Your humble serpent the wisdom of Reuben Snake ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a portrait of Reuben Snake, a contemporary Native American leader and role model who speakes out on ecology, sacredness, intuitive thinking, and the "rebrowning of America." Combines Mr. Snake's storytelling with interviews of friends and relatives
The land & the sacred ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spiritual traditions, treasured narratives, and sacred works of art all emerge from a culture's effort to understand and draw sustenance from its environment. This series illustrates the mythical relevance of humanity's natural surroundings and the creatures with whom we have struggled to coexist since our species first appeared
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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion and summary of the 1993 Congressional amendment to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act which concerns protection of the use of sacred sites, eagle feathers and Peyote and guarantees prisoner's rights. Features expert testimony by Indian law professor Vine Deloria, Walter Echo-Hawk and Senator Daniel Inouye
Existential-humanistic therapy by James F. T Bugental ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. James Bugental, leading existential-humanistic psychotherapist, conducts two full-length demonstration psychotherapy sessions, each followed by a panel discussion with three clinicians
Understanding A.I.R.F.A. (Native Americans Free Exercise of Religion Act) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A summary of the 1993 Congressional Amendment to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act which concerns protection of the use of sacred sites, eagle feathers and Peyote and guarantees prisoners' rights. The video features expert testimony by Vine Deloria, Jr., Walter Echo-Hawk, and Daniel Inouye
A moment in Vine Vine Deloria, Jr. ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vine Deloria, Jr. was one of the most important spiritual, legal, and historical figures of the twentieth century. A member of one of the Sioux Nation's most prominent lineages, Vine Deloria, Jr., rose to the world's attention during the tumultuous 1960's as an aggressive and uncompromising advocate for indigenous people across the Americans. The story behind Vine Deloria, Jr., evokes compassion, while gaining an insight into Native America through Vine's literary works. Through interviews, Vine Deloria, Jr., gives viewers the opportunity to take stock, reflect, and understand the Native American experience. Now, based in part on a series of interviews held during his last years, comes the first documentary to accurately portray this pivotal figure and the impact he had on Indian country and the United States.--From container
The Run to save Sinkyone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Presents the efforts to create and preserve an intertribal wilderness park in the Sinkyone wilderness area of the northern California coast. Includes a history of the Sinkyone Indians and highlights a 100 mile relay run by Indian children
The red road to sobriety video talking circle / Written and directed by Chante Pierce and Gary Rhine ; exectuive producer Jennifer Newell Easton ; producer Gary Rhine ; co-producer Chante Pierce ; [produced by] Kifaru Productions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. One of these traditions is the "talking circle." In a talking circle, a participant holds a sacred eagle feather while talking about whatever is on his or her mind. During this time, the other participants listen respectfully, encouraging the speaker to open his or her mind and heart, to share stories, feelings, and prayers. When finished, the speaker passes the feather to the next person in the circle and becomes a listener; and so on around the circle. This remarkable documentary features many noted Native American therapists and healers. Consisting of eight 15-minute segments, it is designed to be used as a prevention and recovery tool by individuals, clinics, recovery programs, schools, and youth groups. Segments include: Introduction to the Talking Circle ; Wisdom of the Elders ; Women of the Circle ; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ; Healing the Youth ; Men of the Circle ; Native Ways of Treatment ; The Red Road Approach. The menus of the DVD version of the film enable fast access to each particular segment
Learning: From Socrates to Cyberspace ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This program provides an overview of the history of education and distance learning, including an extensive interview with Professor Neil Postman from the first television classroom of the 1950s, Sunrise Semester. From there, the program explores various case studies involving distance learning: a homeless women gets her GED; a handicapped woman graduates from college; and a choreographer puts together a Net dance course by combining images of life-forms with virtual reality. The founder of the first M.S. degree in information systems talks about how it is used by corporations to train young executives. Linda Harrison, author of the Virtual You guidebook to learning on the Internet, talks about how teachers can shape the educational environment to include distance learning. Various experts discuss the future of on-line education
Geheimnisvoller Kontinent Afrika ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Peyote road ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describes the struggle of American Indians, especially those who belong to the Native American Church, to continue to use the drug peyote as an integral part of their religious rites and ceremonies
 
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Languages
English (43)
German (1)