For over 2000 years the Ama-San dived in Japan. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, and Masumi dive every day not knowing what they’ll find. Underwater, their delicate bodies turn into those of sea hunters. Bound by sisterhood, women are the primary source of income and essential to their families having carved out a rare space of respect for themselves by diving in the Pacific Ocean with no aid from air tanks for underwater breathing. The body, as a whole, is summoned to its limit.


Directed by Claudia Varejão




2016 PT 112 min
Festival Year: 2018
Types: Feature, Narrative, Watch Now
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives, Indigenous Voices

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