Shio, the Japanese word for ‘tide’ is very important for people living on the islands in South Western Japan. It refers not only to high and low tides but also to the currents running between the islands that decide the favorability of sea travel between them. If the shio is not right it will be difficult to manoeuver across the seas.
In this film the horses of Yonaguni island, the most South Western island of Japan, are seen ambling freely as they live independently on this small volcanic island where some 120 of them still remain.
Camera Charlotte Dumas
Edit Charlotte Dumas
Advice Diego Gutierrez
Sound design Hugo Dijkstal
Color correction Wouter Suyderhoud Filmmore
Post production Onno Petersen
This film was made possible with support of the Mondriaan Fund