Behind The Scenes of The Last Mambabatok

This video takes you behind the scenes of the making of The Last Mambabatok in The Philippines as part of our ongoing passion project "While I'm Here, The Legacy Project."

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.

Credits:
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Brent Foster
Cinematography: Pawel Dwulit, Preston Kanak, Tammy Foster and Brent Foster
Producer: Tammy Foster
Opening Title/Credit Sequences: Reactiv
Sound Design: Defacto Sound
Fixer: Guill Ramos
Driver: Rodney Ramos
Subtitles: Erica Mills
Music: Marmoset
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