cláudia varejão

2016 Japan Portugal Switzerland DOC 120 '

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.

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Was born in Porto in 1980. She began her film studies in Lisbon, first on camera and then later took a directing course at Restart. She has also done an intensive course on feature film directing at the International Film Academy in São Paulo and, undertook further film studies with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin as part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Creativity Program.