Upcoming Haenyo film screening

Notice of a screening of a documentary on Cheju Island’s famous haenyeo (해녀) in a double bill of groundbreaking documentaries by celebrated lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, as part of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival:

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For hundreds of years women on the South Korean island of Jeju-do have sustained themselves by diving to the ocean floor without breathing apparatus to collect shellfish, octopus, and seaweed. In this fascinating portrait, Hammer dives with the women and records this disappearing ancient women’s tradition.

Directed by: Barbara Hammer
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Running time: 30min
Times: Sat 28 March 2009 14:30 NFT3 / Sun 29 March 2009 16:30 Studio

Links:

My own uninspired holiday snap of two divers in Chejudo in 2002:
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(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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