Amasan: Women of the Sea (2009)
24min · Documentary, Adventure, Family · 1 November 2009
Looks at the dying art of the Amasan, or Sea Women of Shirahama, Japan, women who free-dive without breathing equipment, holding their breath for 1-2 minutes at a time, risking their lives and livelihood for the love of a more balanced life and ocean. Told through the wise eyes of seven AMA, all over the age of sixty, the film celebrates growing old while embracing the beauty, camaraderie and longevity of female friendship, defined by lives lived mostly "underwater" and the freedom that they find beneath the sea. .
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