DIRECTOR: CLAUDIA VAREJãO
Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. Varejão’s remarkable film follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes, describing the little routines which make up their lives, in a poetic film that seems to obey the coaxing rhythm of the ocean from which these women take their livelihoods. EFP Member: ICA - Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, I.P.
Best Film, Play-Doc
Best Portuguese Film, Doclisboa
Ama-San is screening as part of True Stories: New Non-Fiction from Europe