After Birth

After Birth, an inter-generational journey to return to a ceremonial custom of burying the ‘after birth.’ Dr. Elder Mary Courchene narrates in Anishnaabegmowin the meaning of this gesture, to create a way of the good life for the next generation and to give back to the earth what was created in order to give life. Together these women and their kids walk the land and affirm their intergenerational knowledge and active presence in ancestral memories and matrilineal leadership.

After Birth
a short film by The Ephemerals
05:25 | Documentary | Colour | 2019

Distributed by Video Pool,

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After Birth, Clip