Waiting for water

Australia, 1981

Film
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An ethnographic film on daily life on the depopulated island of Hatoma in Okinawa, Japan. The soundtrack consists of non-chronological personal diary narration, with the structure of the film containing repetition of events or objects, and images that relate to daily life on the island. From the series “Sink or swim documentaries”.

Credits

producer/director

Solrun Hoaas

Duration

00:26:47:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32465

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Japan - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

History → Anthropology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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