ABOUT THE FILM
Through one incredible journey this documentary immerses us in the Maori world in a way very few ethnographic explorations manage.

In the 60s Allan, a young photographer, travelled through Aotearoa, obsessed with preserving the image of the moko, a Maori tattoo put on the chins of the Kuia women. Uncovering this breathtaking collections of photographs and his memories, the wisdom and beauty of an ancient culture is uniquely captured.

“This loving examination of the photographer-turned-historian Allan Baldwin’s extraordinary work on traditional Maori tattoos is part historical document, part tribute to some of the last practitioners of a dying traditional art form.”

Margaret Mead Film Festival