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MIPCOM Picks ’15: Jago – A Life Underwater

Jago tells the story of Rohani, an 80-year-old hunter who lives in a hut along the Sulawesi Sea in Southeast Asia, but who truly comes to life when diving deep and hunting underwater.
September 1, 2015

Partners: Underdog Films in association with Fantomline Pictures, Vistaar Productions & James Morgan Films; distributed by Blue Ant International
Length: 1 x 60 minutes, 4K and HD
Premiering: TBC
Rights available: All rights, worldwide

Much like HD before it, there are those who would say that 4K was created with nature and wildlife programming in mind, and this wonderfully shot program lends credence to that theory. Jago tells the story of Rohani, an 80-year-old hunter who lives in a hut along the Sulawesi Sea in Southeast Asia, but who truly comes to life when diving deep and hunting underwater. Combining breathtaking footage of Rohani’s underwater exploits in the present day with re-enactments, this film provides a portrait of the region’s “sea gypsies” – the Bajau – and a 400-year-old way of life.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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