“If we do not initiate the young, they will burn down the village to feel the heat.”
For at least 50,000 years, in cultures the world over, communities have initiated the young into adulthood. The rituals and processes of initiation, though different everywhere, were structurally much the same.
This is a trailer for “Rites of Passage” The Right of Every Child Born,” the current film project of my Uni High schoolmate, Frederick Marx. When finished, this feature documentary will be part of a greater movement to properly initiate and mentor teens worldwide.