Ohero:kon - Under the Husk

Ohero:kon - Under the Husk is a documentary that follows two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) girls on their challenging journey to becoming women. They both take part in a four-year adolescent passage rites ceremony that has been revived in their community.


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Born in Montreal, Victoria Catherine Chan graduated in directing at ZeLIG School for Documentary in Italy and is completing the CoLAB Fellowship 2016-2017 at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Arts in New York.

Melissa Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk) has been making films since 2003 in the Mohawk Territory o

"Ohero:kon - Under the Husk" is a documentary that follows the challenging journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women. Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne that straddles the U.S./Canada border. They both take part in a four-year adolescent passage rites ceremony called ohero:kon "under the husk" that has been revived in their community.

 
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