This is a beautiful process being documented and I thank you for your efforts in this work. The rite of passage is a powerful ceremony and I hope your film will bring that message to more people. And music by Mark Snow, wow! I wish you well with this project.
Thank you, Renee. I hope to bring the message to as many people as I can -- it's not just a rite of passage for boys, it's also a transition time for their parents and their community... The documentary is in the final editing stages right now (thanks to an excellent kickstarter community) and will be out in February. It has been selected for inclusion in the Green Mountain Film Festival in Vermont in March! More information (and the trailer) can be found at www.tendingfires.org.
p.s. Mark Snow did the music for the trailer and I'm talking with Jason Crigler about using one of his songs for the end credits! How lucky am I? Very lucky!