A Prayer for Nettie
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A Prayer for Nettie dramatizes the death of an elderly woman who was Cumming's photographic model from 1982 to 1993. The tape presents an improvised series of prayers and memoirs offered in memory of Nettie Harris by people who knew her and some who did not. In its ambiguous mix of tenderness and aggression, A Prayer for Nettie extends the traditions of the absurd.

Awards and mentions
Prix Téléfilm Canada, meilleur découverte canadienne
Nouveau festival international, cinéma, vidéo et nouvelles technologies de Montréal
Montréal
1996
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction - Image - Sound - Editing - Production
Donigan Cumming

With
Albert Ross Smith and Raymond Beaudoin
Donigan Cumming
Nettie Harris
Joyce Donnison
Nelson Coombs
Gerald Harvey
Geoffrey Bates

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Photographer, Creative process, Staging, Intimacy