Marks of Mana (Marks of Mana)

Marks of Mana (Marks of Mana)

  • 2018 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 56 m 20 s

Marks of Mana’ The practise of tatau in the Pacific was once the domain of women, yet this ancient female art has been sidelined in history. This is the story of the women of Moana who are putting the marks of their ancestors back onto their bodies again

Screening Information
Marks of Mana

6:30 pm
Thursday 24 September 2020
The Civic Theatre

  • Language English, Samoan
  • Subtitles English
  • Indigenous Nation Samoan
  • Country New Zealand / Western Samoa / French Polynesia / Papua New Guinea
  • Director Lisa Taouma
  • Director Bio "Raised in the village of Faleasi’u before coming to live in Auckland in the 1980’s, Lisa works extensively around the region to help to connect stories from the Moana to its people. Her documentary ‘Marks of Mana” won the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at the 2018 ImagineNATIVE festival in Toronto, and her work has won Best Pasifika Programme twice in a row at the 2017 and 2018 NZ Film and TV Awards. ‘I’m interesting in privileging a brown gaze in my work and particularly a brown female gaze. There haven’t been enough stories on screen that centre the Pacific experience as the main narrative and that speaks to us as a brown audience” Lisa is a passionate advocate of bringing our rich Pacific stories to the world, and of celebrating this wonderful part of the Moana Nui A Kiva that we are blessed to live in."