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A daughter’s song

Posted in ethicity, multiculturalism, funerals, cemeteries, ritual, festival, video & music

Everybody dies, and lots of people immigrate. But few Muslims marry Jews, and Mohawks rarely cross the river to conduct Condolence ceremonies among non-natives. Why? “A Daughter’s Song” doesn’t quite answer the question, but it captures what happens when such events coincide.

Three months after the death of Myriam Azoulay, Mohawks, invited by artists affiliated with Native-Immigrant (a Montreal arts project directed by Carolina Echeverria), offered a Condolence Ceremony for family and friends. This film braids together the ritual and a walk with Stephane, Myriam’s husband, who is accompanied by his daughter and mother-in-law.

For a more documentary-style presentation seeĀ A Mohawk Condolence and A Native Immigrant Condolence.

For an interview with Francis Boots and Philip Deering seeĀ Mohawk Ritual and Education.

For an article about the event go to Bridging Rituals.

 

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