Indonesia - Episode 3: Skindigenous Series
Catalogue Number: 310003
Producer: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 23
The Mentawai people inhabit a group of islands west of Sumatra, in Indonesia. For centuries, they have practiced a form of shamanism in which the art of tattoo plays an integral role. Tattoo designs pack immense spiritual power in the Mentawai belief system, connecting the body and soul with the spirits that reside in the plants and animals of the rain forest.
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