Underdog Films Production in association with James Morgan Films, Fantomline Pictures and Vistaar Productions
Available for Free AND Ticketed events
Jago is the life story of of an 80 year old Bajau hunter who lives in a stilted bamboo hut in Sulawesi. The events of his life are voiced entirely by the yoda-like Rohani and recreated with existing Bajau people from local communities. Although Rohanis story is a very personal one, it explores every facet of our relationship with the ocean and each other.
Filmmaker Q & A
What inspired you to make this film?
James Reed: “A life long love for the ocean, diving and the Bajau people. But most significantly meeting James Morgan and Johnny Langenheim whose experience and access helped make a film, on a very unique Bajau man, a reality.”
James Morgan: “I've been photographing the Bajau and other marine nomads since 2009. When James R. suggested collaborating on Jago, I jumped at the opportunity. Spearfishing and free diving are innately cinematic, but there's also a bigger, more important story: the use of marine resources and the effect of wider changes on indigenous communities.”
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