This Ink Runs Deep (2019)

In this vivid and moving documentary, Indigenous artists throughout Canada strive to reclaim their cultures and identities through a reawakening of tattoo practices, both traditional and contemporary.

Director:

Asia Youngman

Writers:

Kent Donguines (Story by), Mack Stannard (Story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jana Angulalik Jana Angulalik ... Herself
Kwiaahwah Jones Kwiaahwah Jones ... Herself
Dion Kaszas Dion Kaszas ... Himself
Audie Murray Audie Murray ... Herself
Nakitta Trimble Nakitta Trimble ... Herself
Gregory N. Williams Gregory N. Williams ... Himself
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This Ink Runs Deep features indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada who are reviving ancestral traditions that disappeared during colonization. Through the film, we learn about the practices that were thought to be lost forever, and how their revival reflects a reawakening of indigenous identity. We travel across Canada to learn about the role that tattoos once played in different indigenous cultures, how they disappeared, and why they are being brought back to life. In Haida Gwaii, we speak to Kwiaahwa Jones, who uses a traditional stick and poke method to tattoo ancestral crests. Just a few doors down, Gregory Williams, the first Haida tattoo practitioner in over a century, uses a tattoo gun to build upon traditional designs. In Terrace, British Columbia, Nakkita Trimble tattoos as a way to connect the generations of her community and ignite an interest in tradition for Nisga'a youth. Dion Kaszas helped found the Earth Line Tattoo collective and gives presentations at Acadia ... Written by Mack Stannard

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cette Encre Est Profonde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aimer Films See more »
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