Skin Stories: A film by Emiko Omori (artist will be present)
Friday, July 22, 7 PM I-Hotel Manilatown Center 868 Kearny Street (and Jackson) San Francisco
Doors open at 6:30 Refreshments and Q&A with the filmmaker Free, donation appreciated
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Laced with Tradition, featuring the art of Melissa Manuel, on view at the Manilatown Center through August 20.
Skin Stories features traditional tattooing ceremonies, compelling interviews, and a breathtaking collection of tattoo body art. It is an anthology of stories and stunning images gathered from the hotspots of Pacific tattoo: from the steaming landscape of Rotorua in New Zealand to the vibrant gathering of the first international tattoo convention in Apia, Samoa; from the terraced, lush taro fields of Maui and golden beaches of O'ahu, Hawai'i, to the California coast. First aired on PBS in 2003, Skin Stories unearths the personal stories of transformation, both from the tattoo masters and those who receive the marks.
Skin Stories is a co-production of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and KPBS, San Diego.
For film clip: http://www.piccom.org/programs/skin-stories