Statement by Hot Docs Jury

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Jury statement: “Being transported into other worlds, cultures and someone else’s shoes – or fins in this case – is the power of documentary films. The Special Jury Prize winner not only possesses this power, but reaches beyond its subject filling its narrative with the grand beauty and awe of cinema. Reminiscent of the classic documentaries of Robert Flaherty, WALKING UNDER WATER is an exquisite and lyrical experience.”