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Friends since childhood, Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are members of the traditional community of Akwesasne on the U.S./Canada border. Together, they undertake a four-year rite of passage for adolescents, called Oheró:kon, or "under the husk." The ceremony had been nearly extinct, a casualty of colonialism and intergenerational trauma; revived in the past decade by two traditional leaders. Filmmaker Katsitsionni Fox has served as a mentor to many youth going through the rites of passage. Fox shares two girls' journey through adolescence, as they rise to the tasks of traditional practices, survival skills and contemporary teachings about sexual health and drug and alcohol prevention. UNDER THE HUSK is a personal story of two Mohawk girls on their journey to become Mohawk women.

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Special offer! Buy  UNDER THE HUSK at full price and receive another selected film from our Native American collection for $99 each!  See some highlights and bestsellers in the selected titles above. Use promo code UNHUSJE17. Offer expires 9/12/2017. 

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