Herstory: The Visionary Life of Lydia Ruyle and the Banners of the Divine Feminine

"Herstory: The Visionary Life of Lydia Ruyle and the Banners of the Divine Feminine," is a new film by Dr. Isadora that shows the colorful and heartwarming story of Lydia Ruyle, a scholar, author, professor, political activist, matriarch, iconic artist and resident of Greeley, Colorado. At age 60, she began creating her Goddess Banners, which are visionary images of the Sacred Feminine drawn from all cultures. The collection grew from 18 banners to over 300, which she used to inspire, empower, teach, and share their herstories all over the world. The film also documents the incredible story of how her worldwide community came together, with less than 2 weeks notice, to celebrate her, say goodbye, and how they honored the passing of a matriarch.

  • Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD
    Director
  • Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD
    Writer
  • Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD
    Producer
  • Doreen Bryant
    Producer
  • Lydia Ruyle
    Producer
  • Lydia Ruyle
    Key Cast
  • Donald Quan
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    72,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD

Dr. Isadora is a highly sought after creative talent. She is a multi-talented filmmaker, public speaker, author, designer, and all-around creative businesswoman and visionary entrepreneur. Her award-winning, internationally known Red Tent movie “Things We Don’t Talk About" (2012) has been seen by over 1 million people, is subtitled in 6 languages and has been screened over 1,000 times in 3 years in 75 countries. She is trained as both a filmmaker, a textile historian, and a feminist folklorist. Her mission is to create multi-media to empower women. Dr. Isadora has owned and operated Soulful Media, her film production company since 2002 and has produced 14 films since she began. Dr. Isadora continues to be inspired by international travel and many of her films have led her to live in and travel in more than 18 countries.

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