• Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Japan
Audio Tracks

A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air on both longs 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.



  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Cláudia Varejão
  • DOP
    Cláudia Varejão
  • Editing
    João Braz, Cláudia Varejão
  • Sound
    Takashi Sugimoto
  • Duration
    112 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
    • Switzerland
    • Japan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Cronograf Festival, 2017 - Euro Award
    • Doclisboa International Film Festival, 2016 - Best Portuguese Competition Film
    • Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2017 - Green Dox
    • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 - Best Documentary - Special Mention
    • Play-Doc - Festival Internacional de Documentais 2017 - Grand Prize
    • St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival 2016 - Bellona Prize


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