Apo Whang-Od is the world’s last Mambabatok
Apo Whang-Od is considered the world’s last Mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) from her generation. At the estimated age of 99, she is now passing the tattooing tradition to a new generation in her tribe including her grand-niece Grace.
The tradition of this style of tattoo started as a symbol of pride for warriors and a marking of beauty for females in the Butbut tribe and has now taken a unique turn in their village, Kalinga, situated remotely in the mountains of the Luzon province in The Philippines.
The Last Mambabatok
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Brent Foster /Cinematography: Pawel Dwulit and Preston Kanak /Producer: Tammy Foster /Sound Design: Defacto Sound/Subtitles: Erica Mills/Music: Marmoset The Music Bed
Would like to share a short film ? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org