WALKING UNDER WATER (2014)
UK/Poland/Germany, 90 mins, HD, documentary
dir. Eliza Kubarska
DOP: Piotr Rosolowski
editor: Bartek Pietras
producer: Monika Braid
co-producer: Stefan Kloos, Maciej Ostoja-Chyzynski, Filip Kovcin, Eliza Kubarska
production companies: Braidmade Films, Vertical Vision Film Studio, Kloos & Co.
funding: Polish Film Institute, ZDF/Arte, KBS TV
World Sales: Rise and Shine
Schlesische Strasse 29/30
T +49 30 47 37 29 8 – 0
....Badjao always survived from fishing, but now they cannot compete with big fishing vessels so to fish more effectively, they use the most dangerous methods as compressor diving.
A compressor diver dives down to 30 meters, only with a rubber pipe in his mouth and Oxygen provided from a boat above ,supported by usually poorly working engine.Unaware of decompression sickness they believe that pain is caused by evil spirits who, if offended, can harm or make them die.
This is a story about a 10 years old boy Sari who wants to learn how to be a compressor diver....
Through this personal story we present the dramatically changing landscape of the paradise islands and its people in Borneo.
Specjal Jury Prize, Documentary Film Festival HOT DOCS, Toronto - April 2014
Special Mention for Cinematography, PLANETE + DOC, Warszawa, May 2014
Honorable Mention, LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL, June 2014
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