21A.453 | Spring 2004 | Undergraduate
Anthropology of the Middle East
Study Materials

Wedding Song

Directed and produced by: Susan Slyomovics, Amanda Dargan

This film brings the viewer into a Pakistani living room in Queens, New York, where Shenaz Hooda uses henna dye to paint intricate patterns and designs on the hands and feet of a bride-to-be, while the bride’s friends sing humorous wedding songs mocking her future in-laws.  The film explores the exquisite mehendi body painting tradition as it is found in India and Pakistan and provides insight into new immigrant traditions.

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