LESSONS FROM JEJU

Directed by: Nicole Gormley 2020 | 13 min.

Section: Shorts Program: Turning Point

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere



Synopsis

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 5 - 29 | USA
INCLUDED PASSES: SUPPORTER | ALL ACCESS | LIMITED ACCESS

Seven months pregnant and apprehensive of the effect motherhood would have on her career as a professional freediver, Kimi Werner took a trip to the island of Jeju in South Korea to meet her heroes, the haenyeo – a group of freediving and fishing women often regarded as Korea’s first working mother’s whose culture dates back centuries. Expecting her first child, Kimi explores how the haenyeo represent feminine strength and resilience as a self-sufficient sisterhood of diving mothers and grandmothers. As Kimi transitions from a solo underwater adventurist to a mother cultivating a family, she longs to learn from the haenyeo elders - many of which are well into their 70’s and continue to dive.

Online Access

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM GET ONLINE ACCESS Get Tickets

Film Available

Sunday, November 29 12:01 AM NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE Get Tickets
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Cast & Crew

Director Nicole Gormley
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