The film uses an ebb-and-flow structure to capture the recurring events and images of life on an island that once had over 600 people, but now only little over 40 due to the move to the cities ‘for the sake of the children’s education.’ WINNER! Special Jury Prize, Uni-Japan Competition, Tokyo 1981. Official Selection! 1981 Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York. Approx 27 mins / 1981.
PLEASE NOTE: WAITING FOR WATER is only available on a compilation DVD [THE HATOMA FILMS] that contains 3 films - WAITING FOR WATER, THERE'S NOTHING THAT DOESN'T TAKE TIME and THE PRIESTESS/THE STOREKEEPER. Please follow this link to order:
The above 3 films are on 1 DVD of a 2 DVD set. The second DVD contains SACRED VANDALS and is available separately, follow this link: www.roninfilms.com.au/video/0/0/476.html
Both DVDs [4 films] are by Australian filmmaker Solrun Hoaas, about the tiny depopulated island of Hatoma, in Okinawa, Southern Japan.
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