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Ohero:Kon Under the Husk
August 20 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 pm
John Brown Lives!, North Country Community College, Lake Flower Landing and Bluseed Studios co-sponsor a virtual screening of award-winning short film Ohero:Kon (Under the Husk) by Katsitsionni Fox, Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 pm (registration required)
“Ohero:kon – Under the Husk” is a 26-min documentary following the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to become Mohawk Women. Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne. They both take part in a four- year adolescent passage rites ceremony called Oheró:kon “Under the Husk” that has been revived in their community. This ceremony challenges them spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. It shapes the women they become.
The Mohawk Community of Akwesasne has a population of 12,000 and straddles the U.S. / Canada border. It is a neighboring community to the sponsoring organizations located in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks. The film maker, Katsitsionni Fox, is a member of the Community of Akwesasne.
The film will be available to watch online from September 20-25. There will be a conversation with Katsitsionni and one of the young women in the film immediately following the Sept 24 screening at approximately 8 pm.
Under the Husk was a PBS Broadcast in November, 2018. It won awards at the imaginNATIVE Film Festival, LA Skins Fest, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Red Nation Film Festival. Katsitsionni Fox’s latest film, Without a Whisper, debuted at the Woods Hole Film Festival 2020.
Film website and Trailer: underthehuskfilm.com
To Register: https://form.jotform.com/202466257413049
Screening free of change but voluntary donations can be made to the Akwesasne Freedom School: paypal.me/foafs
For more information: contact Jerilea Zempel, email@example.com