TĀ MOKO – BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACEDirected by David Atkinson, Mick Andrews
- Pacific Cinewaves
- New Zealand
- Cultural, Documentary, International, Social Issues
- English, Māori
- 12 mins
- West Coast premiere
This film is only available to viewers in the United States from September 25, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
Maori face tattooing, tā moko, is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire show their passion to see Maori communities heal by receiving face tattoos of their own.
Director: Mick Andrews, David Atkinson
Editor: Mick Andrews
From a young Samoan woman stricken with bleeding stigmata, to a documentary portrait on Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, to an animated tale that reveals the hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach; these pieces are cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific.