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Fifo Festival in Tahiti

Wawata Topu : Mermaids of Timor-Leste

wawata topu 2 - copieWawata Topu : Mermaids of Timor-Leste

33 minutes, Timor-Leste, 2013

French Version

Directed by David Palazon & Enrique Alonso

Produced by Incidental Doc

The Wawata Topu are four generations of divers who strive to earn their living on the Timor-Leste coast : their everyday life and the role that they play in the economic wellbeing of the family, as well as within the fishing community. The underwater ballet of these ‘ mermaids ’ does not prevent rapid changes in society being evoked, the need for education, the infiltration of western ideas and economic horizons shifting from the sea...


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