Ohero:kon - Under the Husk
Katsitsionni Fox | Canada | 2016 | 27 MIN | Short Documentary
Thursday 20 October 2016 | 3:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4
Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends on a journey to womanhood. From traditional families living in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, they choose to take part in an adolescent rites of passage ceremony called Oheró:kon. The girls prepare for a year in advance, learning necessary teachings and survival skills. The “Under the Husk” ceremony can be an arduous one, and once the spring arrives, the girls must face the spiritual, emotional and physical challenges that will shape the women they will become.
Winner of the 2014 imagineNATIVE Documentary Pitch Prize
Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk) is a visual artist, educator and filmmaker. She has worked for many years with Native youth in her community of Akwesasne to give them the skills to express themselves through filmmaking.