Patutiki, l’art du tatouage des îles Marquises

55 min – French Polynesia – 2019

Version : French and Marquesan subtitled in English

Director : Heretu Tetahiotupa and Christophe Cordier

Production : Les Studio Hashtag, Eka Eka Productions, Association Patutiki, Sydélia GUIRAO, France Télévisions

This documentary takes us to the heart of the Pacific, to the Marquesas archipelago: Henua Enana “The land of Men” where the practice of tattooing developed over the centuries. A unique art by its graphic richness, the density of the patterns upon the body, their meaning and symbolic significance. The roots of this art delve into Marquesan culture and legends, into the elders’ tales, summarizing the memory and the history of these islands.