Cláudia Varejão, 112', 2016, Portugal
Director and Cinematography: Cláudia Varejão
Assistant Director: Aya Koretzky
Sound: Takashi Sugimoto
Underwater Camera: Masakazu Akagi
Editors: João Braz, Cláudia Varejão
Production: Terratreme Filmes, João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha
With Mayumi Mitsuhashi, Masumi Shibahara, Matsumi Koiso.

A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air on both lungs will have to be enough to rip the abalone from the rocks in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With no aid from air tanks or any other tools to enable underwater breathing, the body as a whole is summoned to its limit. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, Mayumi and Masumi dive everyday not knowing what they’ll find. Underwater, their delicate bodies turn into those of sea hunters. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.



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