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Ancient Marks

International Premiere

USA | 11 MINUTES | English |


Ancient Marks celebrates the 2,000-year-old human body art ritual of tattooing and scarification. World-renowned photographer Chris Rainier traveled for seven years and to more than thirty countries to capture these rare images which intrinsically link culture and the tradition of body marking as a form of initiation, beauty, and highly ritualized ornamentation. This short features original music composed by Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar.


Directed by Ethan Boehme

Ethan Boehme has been working in the film industry since 1992 in various capacities. He is currently a partner in Unseen Pictures, a production studio based in Santa Barbara, California. Boehme also works as an editor and producer. Ancient Marks is the first short film he has directed, edited, and produced.