Donohue’s engaging documentary chronicles Lakota-Bantu medicine woman, Kaylynn TwoTrees’ ceremonial creation of a sacred space in southwest Ohio. It portrays the earth-based, spiritual underpinning of this work with images and language of ceremony by Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, Shawnee Temple Women and spiritual elders from the African American, Appalachian and Native American communities with Sun Spirit of the Ohio Shawnee Remnant Band; Gurney Norman Appalachian cultural bearer; Liu Shueng, Chinese storyteller from New Zealand.
The Trail of Hope is about history as remembered by the descendants of the landscape of the Ohio River Valley from stories passed down.
Produced/Directed by Jean Donohue
DVD 38 min
Sacred Spaces Conference, University of Cincinnati
Art Museum of Northern Arizona University