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AMA-SAN

by Cláudia Varejão

synopsis

The Ama-San have earned their status as collectors and guardians. What they do, calls into question not only the traditional role of women in oriental society, but also the very nature of femininity itself. This film follows the everyday lives of three women of different ages who, for 30 years, have dived together in the sea around a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular. Shot between the silent, underwater world and rural life on land, this film is a unique portrait of a tradition that is not expected to survive much longer. On the whole, the women who still dive today are between 50 and 85 years old The Ama-San have earned their status as collectors and guardians. What they do, calls into question not only the traditional role of women in oriental society, but also the very nature of femininity itself. This film follows the everyday lives of three women of different ages who, for 30 years, have dived together in the sea around a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular.

international title: Ama-San
original title: Ama-San
country: Switzerland, Portugal, Japan
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Cláudia Varejão
film run: 113'
film editing: João Braz
producer: João Matos
production: Terratreme Filmes, Mira Film GmbH

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main awards/selection

Visions du Réel 2016 
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 
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