A new feature documentary by Eliza Kubarska
Walking Under Water
Deeply moving account of human struggle in the natural and spirit worlds, told with both harrowing immediacy and stunning visual poetry
Los Angeles Film Festival Jury
Great balance of the form and content, and beautiful message
Reminiscent of the classic documentaries of Robert Flaherty, WALKING UNDER WATER is an exquisite and lyrical experience
Hot Docs Jury
One of those documentaries that boundlessly broaden our horizons
A touching story of young boy torn between being a fisherman like his uncle and the temptations of the modern resorts as civilisation brings an end to the Badjao, an ancient tribe of ocean nomads
|Gdynia||Mon 25 May, 8.00pm||Buy tickets|
|Curzon Bloomsbury||Sat 30 May, 4.40pm||Buy tickets|
|Curzon Bloomsbury||Mon 1 June, 6.30pm||Buy tickets|
|Curzon Bloomsbury||Thurs 4 June, 6.30pm||Buy tickets|
International Wildlife Film Festival (Montana) -Visionary Award
Cinema Planeta 2015 (Mexico) – Honorable Mention
Sarasota Film Festival (USA) – Documentary Feature Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival – John Schlesinger Award
Los Angeles Film Festival 2014 – Honorable Mention in Best Feature Documentary Awards
Planete+ Doc Film Festival, Poland 2014 – Honorable Mention in Canon Cinematography Competition
Hot Docs, Toronto 2014 – Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary
Contact: Anja Dziersk at Rise and Shine World Sales
Earlier screenings Cinema Planeta, Mexico; Docs Against Gravity, Poland; Millenium International Film Festival, Brusssels; Kino na Lasztown, Poland; Saratosa Film Festival, Montana; Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - Jury Prize; Palm Springs; International Film Festival - John Schlesinger Award; Los Angeles Film Fest - Honourable Mention; Planet+ Doc Film Festival, Warsaw - Honourable Mention; Traverse City Film Festival; Lemesos International Film Festival; Festival do Rio, Brazil; Camden International Film Festival; Zürich Film Festival; Reykjavik International Film Festival; Vancouver International Film Festival; DHFest Mexico's International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights; BFI London Film Festival; Dallas International Film Festival; Margaret Mead Film Festival, NYC; Dok Leipzig International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film; Denver International Film Festival; Bozemen Montana, US; Festival Dei Popoli, Florence; Signed de Nuit; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival; Docpoint Tallin; Spokane International Film Festival; One World Interantional Human Right Documentary Film Festival; Salem Film Fest, US; Greentopia Film Festival, NYC; Pecheurs du monde International Film Festival; Ecofalante Environmental FF; Rybnicki Festiwal Podróżników Karawana; Millennium International Documentary Festival in Brussels; Cinema Planeta; Sarasota Film Festival; Visions Du Réel; Wildlife International Film Festival.
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Help us build a school for Badjao kids
Our filming adventure lasted four years. We experienced the astonishing hospitality of the Badjao families many times. Though simple people on the verge of poverty, they welcomed us into their families with open arms and hearts.The authorities don’t help the Badjao; they are seen as gypsies that need to be driven off the sea to live in slum settlements on land. We want to give them something that brings hope and opportunity for the future. We want to build a school for Sari and other Badjao children in Mabul.
Unfortunately, our first campaign didn’t raise the full amount of money needed to build a school for Sari. But we’re not giving up yet!
“Walking Under Water” is doing very well on its international tour and more people are hearing Sari’s story. We’ve decided to repeat our campaign at the end of this year and hopefully raise the full amount needed to send Sari and his friends to school. Many thanks to everyone who has pledged support so far.
Supporters: Agata Piórko, Agnieszka Moody, Aleksi Puranen, Alex Gorokhov, Anja Dziersk, Bijal Patel, Contentking, Cristina Colissimo, Dariusz Paprocki, El Capitan Jumper, Esben Madsen, Greg Haynes, Gregor Streiber, H. Purcell, Hanne Phlypo, James Lau, Joanna Kalita,Jocelyn Trepte, Julia Kolberger, Justyna22uk, Kaspar Winkler, Katarzyna Slesicka, Laury Dasta, Leszek Stepniak, Lilfilm, Lisa Strohmayer, Loretta Stern, M. Iskrzycki, Maksymilian Klin, Margaret Blurton, Marina Mahathir, Marvin Thoma, Melissa Chi, Nika Belianina, Peter Kerr, Peter Shadix, Preston Lynn, Richard Misek, Serena Mignani, Sou-Yen Kim, Tania Golingi, Tomasz Tomaszewski, and Yugesh Walia.