Poster created by: Randi Nuanes Art
Long Line of Ladies
World premiere January 20th, 2022 at The Sundance Film Festival
The Pad Project and the filmmaking team behind Period. End of Sentence. collaborated with a Karuk Dance Family to help tell the story of Ahtyirahm “Ahty” Allen, a 13-year-old girl, as she and her family prepare to celebrate her first period with the Ihuk Flower Dance, a traditional coming of age ceremony.
The team that shed light on menstrual stigma with Period. End of Sentence. worked with directors Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome to honor this celebration of menstruation. To support the Karuk community, The Pad Project has partnered with the Native Cultures Fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation to establish a fund to support projects that align with the values shared during the Karuk coming of age ceremonies. We are humbled to be able to share Ahty’s journey at Sundance, and we hope you’ll keep an eye out for more details soon.
“She’s from a long line of ladies <> one part river one part land <> weaving the world strand by strand.”
– Great-Uncle, Brian Tripp
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