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Film Screening: "Legend Of The Waterflowers” | 물꽃의 전설, haenyeo (Hee Young KO, 2023)

Film poster showing two women lying on grass next to a patch of purple flowers; background of a beach and a stone statue of a haenyo (female diver)
Thursday, April 25, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jieun Cho (Postdoctoral Associate, APSI)

This touching documentary reveals a unique way of life that is on the verge of extinction due to changes in tradition and external threats. Over the course of six years, the film traces the life of the oldest living haenyeo ("diving women") on Jeju Island, who laments the current state of the maritime environment, and her bond with her young apprentice.

This film will be introduced by Dr. Jieun Cho.

Part of a 2024 symposium, "The Politics of Dwelling in the Anthropocene":