Daughter of the Sea

17 mins


After moving away from her childhood home on the remote island of Marado, South Korea, Jaeyoun finds herself plunged into a deep state of depression. Fearing she might do herself harm, her aunt, a lifelong free diver and fisherwoman known as a “Haenyeo,” invites Jaeyoun to return to her island roots. Jaeyoun travels back to visit her family and the all-female fishing community on Marado and to her surprise, finds a connection to nature and her ancestors that literally saves her life.

World Premiere


Production Team

Nicole Gormley
Nancy Kwon

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.
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