Painted Bride: Film Facts
1990, Betacam SP
25 minutes, Color
Description: This 1990 video features the exquisite mehndi body painting tradition as it is practiced among Pakistani immigrants living in Queens, New York City. The film follows a mehndi artist, Shenaz Hooda, as she prepares a henna paste and paints intricate designs on the hands and feet of a bride-to-be, while the bride's friends sing humorous songs mocking the groom and the future in-laws.
Featuring: Shenaz Hooda and family and friends
Copyright: 1990, Amanda Dargan and Susan Slyomovics
Filmmaker(s): Amanda Dargan, Susan Slyomovics
Produced by: Amanda Dargan and Susan Slyomovics
Cinematography: Tom Hurwitz and Jack Walworth
Editing: Jack Walworth. Supervising Editors: Susan Slyomovics and Amanda Dargan.
Sound: Jack Walworth and Dorothy Low
Acknowledgements: Consultants: Shenaz Hooda, David Magier, Joseph Sciorra, and Samina Ukani.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Distribution: City Lore, Inc.
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Archives & Stock Footage: Susan Slyomovics
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