Les racines et le tronc

©GhislaineHeger_1082Les racines et le tronc (The roots and the trunk)

24 minutes, Switzerland, 2014

French Version

Directed by Marc Decry

Produced by Chamade Production

Teiki Huukena, a former legionnaire who has converted to tattooing is the author of the ‘ Dictionary of Marquesan Tattoos ’, now a book of reference. He wishes to relocate in Polynesia to work on the appreciation of Marquesan culture. He embarks upon the boat the ‘ Chamade ’ for a month, and travels around the Marquesas Islands, meets elders and lays the groundwork for a new project, a Marquesan language dictionary.