Director: Jillian White

Institute History

  • 2001 Sundance Film Festival


Moko is Maori filmmaker Jillian White's compelling journey with Nga Puhi chief Kingi Taurua as he decides to wear a full-face "moko" (Maori for tattoo), true to the tradition. He is the first to do so since the practice stopped near the turn of the century in the face of colonization and assimilation. Moko is a fascinating and inspiring 10 minutes deeply ingrained with generations of meaning, feeling, and strength.

Screening Details

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