Yazidi cultural archives | Deq tattooing

Deq are traditional tattoos practiced by Yazidi women. This film on Deq Tattooing is part of the Yazidi Cultural Archives project to support female Yazidi survivors of the 2014 ISIS occupation and genocide in Northern Iraq. Through participation in artist-led workshops and digital archives of Yazidi cultural heritage at risk, participants researched and recorded their own cultural traditions and sites as an expression of their courage, agency and resilience in the face of unspeakable horror. This is their story.