Cláudia Varejão | Japan, Portugal 2016 | 113 Min. | OmeU
For these women, sea-life begins during cherry blossom time. Each on their own, yet bound together through sisterly, generation-spanning solidarity, they set sail on a small cutter. Without air tanks or other aids, they dive to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, hunting seafood. Each movement an artifice, that combines perfection and aesthetics of this 2000-year-old tradition. This film offers intimate insights into practices that push their bodies to the limits of their capacities – under water and on land, securing the family income: self-determination and individuality in Japanese.