WALKING UNDER WATER

By Eliza KUBARSKA

BRAIDMADE FILMS - as CONS

Documentary - Completed 2014

A documentary about the last days of the Borneo sea nomads.
It is a touching story of a 10-year-old Sari and his uncle Alexan, the last Badjao compressor diver from Mabul island, and their unique bond with the ocean.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eliza KUBARSKA
    • Writer(s)
    • Eliza KUBARSKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Monika BRAID (BRAIDMADE FILMS), Stefan KLOOS (KLOOS&CO.)
    • Synopsis
    • Walking Under Water is an underwater documentary about the last days of the Borneo sea nomads. The story is told through the touching story of a 10-year-old Sari and his uncle Alexan, the last Badjao compressor diver from Mabul island, and their unique bond with the ocean. The Badjao people once lived like fish, spending the majority of their time on the water, but with the encroachment of modern civilization that way of life has become nearly extinct. Breathtaking underwater photography emphasizes this loss and the drought of enchantment on dry land. While Alexan refuses to accept that the world of his ancestors is gone, Sari is torn between his longing to be a fisherman like his uncle and the tug of the new world in the form of a nearby resort.
      Walking Under Water presents the Badjao tribe’s ancient traditions and collective experience as a magical narrative, spinning the urgent pressures and problems they face into a hybrid of fantasy, fiction and fact.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2013
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