This Ink Runs Deep

This Ink Runs Deep

  • 2019 -
  • 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
  • - 16 m 26 s

This Ink Runs Deep features, Indigenous tattoo artists, from across Canada who are reviving their ancestral traditions that were taken away during colonisation. We learn about the practices that were thought to be lost forever, and how this revival reflects a reawakening of pride, culture, and identity. As we travel across Canada, we learn about the significance of tattoos for different Indigenous cultures, why they disappeared, and why they are now being brought back to life.

Screening Information
Docos Under The Skin

3:30 PM
Sunday 27 September 2020


Memorial Hall, 
Main Street, Ōtaki

TRAILER: This Ink Runs Deep
  • Language English
  • Subtitle English
  • Indigenous Nation Cree, Metis, Haudenosaunee
  • Country Canada
  • Director Asia Youngman
  • Director Bio Asia Youngman is an award-winning film director from Vancouver, BC. She began her filmmaking career in 2017 with the premiere of her film “Lelum’”, which won Best Documentary Short at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival. In 2018 Asia co-directed the TELUS Original film, “In The Valley Of Wild Horses”, which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and has continued to screen at festivals around the world. That same year she was selected as one of eight emerging female directors from across Canada to participate in the Canadian Academy Director’s Program for Women. In 2019 Asia directed the documentary “This Ink Runs Deep”, which was commissioned by CBC and Creative BC. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Documentary Short at the Calgary International Film Festival. She is currently in early development for her first narrative film “Hatha” which received support from the Harold Greenberg Fund and her first feature-length documentary “Game 7”.
  • Producer Maxime Beauchamp, Kent Donguines, Mack Stannard
  • Premiere International Premier
  • Awards Best Documentary - Calgary International Film Festival