Taboo : Marks of Identity (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Sociology  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

Ritualistic body modification in different cultures around the world is examined. Included: neck stretching in Thailand; samurai body tattoos in Japan; branding scarification in the U.S.

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cultural-traditions, taboo, custom [habit or practice], controversial, ritual, identity, Japan, Samurai, self-mutilation, tattoo, Thailand