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
Donigan Cumming
Participants
Albert Ross Smith
Raymond Beaudoin
Nettie Harris
Donigan Cumming
Joyce Donnison
Nelson Coombs
Gerry Harvey
Geoffrey Bates
Photography
Donigan Cumming
Sound
Donigan Cumming
Editing
Donigan Cumming
Production
Donigan Cumming

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

Images
Keywords
Photographer, Process, Creation, Model, Intimacy