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The Kitchen Goddess ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525524
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Kent Martin, Sally Bochner, Marilyn A. Belec, Don Haig
Directors:  Donna Davies
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Issues, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  53:04


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In the chaos of the post-modern world we still need the village psychic. Throughout the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada, neighbourhood fortune-tellers and village wise-women are alive and well, and their practices have survived intact. These women often work at the kitchen table--and today, they're more sought-after than ever. They're seemingly average people who don't put on airs and affectations, but who go about doing some rather extraordinary things with very little fuss. Using herbal preparations, spells, astrology, or tools as simple as tea leaves and tap water, they look into the past, present and future -- and offer tips on coping with what life throws our way. It's a fascinating tradition--and director Donna Davies has been immersed in it since childhood. Join her in The Kitchen Goddess as she takes you on a personal visit into the worlds of seven Maritime psychics. (54 min.)


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