Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, Showplace

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk

  • Katsitsionni Melissa Fox
  • 27 minutes
  • 2016
  • USA/Canada
  • Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, Showplace
Sponsored by Flint Corn Community Project; Indigenous Studies, Trent University; Nogojiwanong Youth Solidarity Initiative
Documentary Pitch Prize Award, imagineNATIVE , 2014; Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Filmmaker, imagineNATIVE, 2016; Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking Award, LA SKINSFEST, 2016

Resurgence of the Rites of Passage Ceremony for Mohawk youth in Akwesasne

Meet Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe, childhood friends in the traditional Mohawk community of Akwesasne. At a vulnerable and rich moment in their lives, these young women are taking part in a four-year rite of passage that has been newly revived in their community. The ceremony challenges them spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. It shapes the women they become.