Peggy Ahwesh (b. 1954)
From Romance to Ritual (1985)
Duration: 20 minutes
Seen from above, a very animated woman digs and scratches at the earth to give us a show-and-tell history of the megalithic site at Avebury. A bit tongue in cheek, like playing around in the backyard (prehistoric sandbox 101), but not far from the truth in its reading of the erasure of matriarchial societies from traditional histories.
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