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Mom is a Haenyeo

A story about the Jeju diver women in South Korea, that represents the star values for the artist: Independence, pride for their work and a strong sense of community. After a Japanese invasion, the island was left with barely any men, and women developed a diving technique, which depended only on their pulmonary capacity. These diver women have been the biggest input to the islands economy, and they had been up to 25000 in the past. Nowadays there’s only 4000 left, and their average age is 72 years old. This book tells the story of three generations of these divers; grandmother, mother and daughter, and through them it exposes the Haenyeos way of understanding life and their respect for the sea. After it's 13th edition in Korea, "Mom is a haenyeo" is now being translated to Spanish and Catalan by Santi Balmes and it is soon to be published by the La Principal Editorial. 

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Corea del Sur
2016