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Year: 1981

Classification: G

Runtime: 27 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Solrun Hoaas

Produced By: Solrun Hoaas

Language: Japanese dialogue, English subtitles

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Available only in the collection of four films made by Solrun Hoaas on Hatoma Island: THE HATOMA FILMS. Search under this title on the Ronin website:

Waiting for Water 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.