Marks of MANA

4th Jun, 2019

International documentary Film Festival iclude the "Marks of Mana", a movie directed by Lisa Taouma : The wave of female tatau artists from the Pacific.

"Tatau is one of the most effective signposts in telling the world who you are"

Of all of the art of the skin in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean), the markings for women have been given the least attention. Yet Tatau Fafine is imbued with mana and meanings which reach back through time to the very origins of Pacific tatau history.

The film looks at a number of women who are now reclaiming the art of tatau for themselves, as well as for the memories of their ancestors. The result is a celebration of the wave of female tatau artists that is now turning the tides of the male-dominated culture of Pacific tattooing.

Year : 2018 Duration : 56min Country : Western Samoa, New Zealand Language : English Director : Lisa Taouma

Buy your tickets online : http://docedge.nz/film/marks-of-mana/?fbclid=IwAR2..

Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre | 4 June | 8:00 PM
Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre | 8 June | 10:30 AM
Wellington | The Roxy 1 | 18 June | 8:00 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 2 | 22 June | 10:30 AM

Previous festival appearances for Marks of Mana include
imagineNATIVE, Canada: winner, Best Documentary Work Long Format
FIFO, Tahiti