LONG LINE OF LADIES
Directed by Shaandiin Tome, Rayka Zehtabchi
Produced by Garrett Schiff, Pimm Allen
United States | English | 22' | Documentary
A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk tribes of Northern California.
Shot stunningly on film, Long Line of Ladies portrays a Native community reclaiming a sacred ceremony that not only destigmatizes a woman’s reproductive cycle, but celebrates it. My favorite scene features a father proudly recounting the moment his daughter called him to let him know she got her period for the first time. Honestly, I’m daunted by the task of summing up the merits of this film in such a short paragraph because it’s so special that no endorsement can do it justice. Just come to the festival and see it. — Erin Brown Thomas, Artistic Director