- Sat 28 May 2022
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: Exempt
- In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
- o Face coverings to be worn
- Free Entry
- Booking recommended
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Marks of Mana is the first film about Pacific female indigenous tattoo. Directed by Lisa Taouma, the hour-long documentary was named Best Pasifika Programme at the NZTV Awards, and Best Long Form Doco at Canadian fest imagineNATIVE.
Across the Moana the art of tatau is legendary - but the marks for women contain stories and meanings that are often little known, especially for new generations.
These age old symbols of the Moko Kauae, the Fijian Veiqia, the Papuan Tep Tok and the Samoan Malu were made to celebrate the significance of the female role, but many were also created by female tatau artists.
'Marks of Mana' explores the female history of tatau in our cultures, and the meaning behind these patterns linked like a necklace around the Moana.
2018 | Documentary | 60 min | Dir. Lisa Taouma