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A dive, the midday sunlight filtering down through the water. The air in her lungs has to last until she can dislodge the abalone. Dives like these have been carried out in Japan for over 2000 years by the Ama-San.


Critic Reviews for Ama-San

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  • It's a style of film-making that's as traditional and in its way mannered as the head wraps and diving techniques that are being observed.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A beautiful documentary. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ama-San not only illustrates in detail an ancient activity that has been passed from generation to generation, here we also see the stories three women who continue with a tradition that stands the test of time. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jun 26, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Ama-San is a bewitching dive into both family and national history alive with the symbiotic relationship the ama have with their environment...

    Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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