Last Days at Sea

Last Days at Sea

Philippines/ Taiwan

2021

72 min

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Philippines/ Taiwan

2021

72 min

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12-year-old Reyboy lives in Karihatag, an isolated fishing village in the south of the Philippines. Every morning, the men set out to sea. Their daily catch is shared upon their return and the area close to the shore has been turned into an ecological safe haven for fish. In Karihatag, every boy grows up to become a fisherman. However, when the first rain falls, Reyboy will leave for the city to study. In Last Days at Sea, first-time director Venice Atienza joins Reyboy for his last summer at home. They spend the days watching the clouds change shape, and the nights looking up at the stars imagining life on Saturn. Reyboy shares the beauty he sees in the little things around him; the rocks, the crabs, the water. They talk about what it means to be home. Nothing seems to happen at the surface. But slowly, the cracks in Reyboy’s paradise start to appear. While the fishermen of Karihatag risk their lives as the yearly storms become increasingly dangerous due to climate change, Reyboy’s goodbye to the only life he has ever known becomes imminent.

12-year-old Reyboy lives in Karihatag, an isolated fishing village in the south of the Philippines. Every morning, the men set out to sea. Their daily catch is shared upon their return and the area close to the shore has been turned into an ecological safe haven for fish. In Karihatag, every boy grows up to become a fisherman. However, when the first rain falls, Reyboy will leave for the city to study. In Last Days at Sea, first-time director Venice Atienza joins Reyboy for his last summer at home. They spend the days watching the clouds change shape, and the nights looking up at the stars imagining life on Saturn. Reyboy shares the beauty he sees in the little things around him; the rocks, the crabs, the water. They talk about what it means to be home. Nothing seems to happen at the surface. But slowly, the cracks in Reyboy’s paradise start to appear. While the fishermen of Karihatag risk their lives as the yearly storms become increasingly dangerous due to climate change, Reyboy’s goodbye to the only life he has ever known becomes imminent.

Original Language

Bisaya/ Tagalog

Direction

Venice Atienza

Camera

Moshe Ladanga/ Venice Atienza

Editing

Anna Madalena Silva Schlenker/ Katrin Maria Atienza

Sound

Fan Wu

Producer

Fan Wu/ Venice Atienza

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Venice Atienza (1989) is a Filipino documentarian who observes how life transformations are carried out through everyday mundane actions. To create a space for author-driven documentaries, she co-founded Svemirko Film with Taiwanese filmmaker, Fan Wu. She is an alumna of IDFAcademy, IDFA Project Space, and the European MFA program DocNomads. Her first feature film, Last Days at Sea, is supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund and won awards at Visions du Réel – Rough Cut Lab 2020 and DMZ Industry 2020. She is producing Fan Wu’s first feature entitled XiXi. She’s a member of DAE- Documentary Association of Europe. She lives between Manila and Mumbai.

Venice Atienza (1989) is a Filipino documentarian who observes how life transformations are carried out through everyday mundane actions. To create a space for author-driven documentaries, she co-founded Svemirko Film with Taiwanese filmmaker, Fan Wu. She is an alumna of IDFAcademy, IDFA Project Space, and the European MFA program DocNomads. Her first feature film, Last Days at Sea, is supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund and won awards at Visions du Réel – Rough Cut Lab 2020 and DMZ Industry 2020. She is producing Fan Wu’s first feature entitled XiXi. She’s a member of DAE- Documentary Association of Europe. She lives between Manila and Mumbai.

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