Independent documentary work in progress. Uploaded and produced by Amy Kellum in association with Minnow Media and Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South.
Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images, an hour-long documentary, will offer an introduction to the lifelong pilgrimage of Meinrad Craighead and her mystical encounters with the Divine Feminine. As she explains the dreams and shamanic journeys that have often been the inspiration for her art, viewers will be introduced to images of the Divine Mother that have appeared around the globe throughout human history. Subsequent programs focusing on the Black Madonna and on Craighead’s lifelong fascination with animals as the sacred emissaries of divine messages will be introduced in this initial program.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Amy Kellum first met Meinrad Craighead while involved with a group exploring Women's Spirituality through Duke University's Continuing Studies. She was so taken with Craighead's knowledge of ancient spirituality and the effect it has on our modern day ideas about God that she signed up for one of the artist’s workshops in New Mexico. She began videotaping Craighead's lectures in 2003 and has completed a Certificate in Documentary Studies from Duke University based on her work with the artist.
Donna Campbell and Georgann Eubanks, Minnow Media, LLC, Film Producers
Campbell and Eubanks launched their full-service video production company, Minnow Media, in 2001 with the twin goals of 1) preserving the voices and stories of individuals, communities, sites, and events that are on the verge of dramatic change or silence; and 2) enriching public discussion around issues of individual growth and social transformation. Campbell’s work has won national awards from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Association of Women Broadcasters in Radio and TV, and the National Educational Television Association over the last decade. Before Minnow Media, Eubanks worked for 25 years in the nonprofit sector as a writer, educator, and communications consultant for groups ranging from the Chautauqua Institution to Harvard Divinity School. She is an Emmy winner in the category of original music and lyrics for a recent Minnow production. (See more at minnowmedia.net.)
Sponsoring Organization: The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (RCWMS) is a thirty-one-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to weaving feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world. Over the years RCWMS has sponsored dozens of workshops, conferences, and retreats on women and religion, equal rights, economic justice, community economic development, health care, and violence against women and children. The organization has mentored and encouraged young women, professionals in religious institutions, writers, and activists. In recent years RCWMS has developed program areas about art, writing, creativity, and spirituality. RCWMS publications include a quarterly newsletter, pamphlets, and a book of essays by Executive Director Jeanette Stokes, entitled 25 Years in the Garden.