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JICC Film Showing as part of Environmental Film Festival:

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)


Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air in both lungs 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.

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 113 min | 2016 | Directed by Cláudia Varejão

Image: © Cláudia Varejão

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.


Film program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.


Earlier Event: March 16
The Vignelli Legacy
Later Event: March 16
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