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The Last Mermaids

What is 83-year-old Ok-sun Hyun doing jumping into the ocean with a leaded belt and a sharpened knife? Just what she’s been doing for the past 65 years: collecting abalone, sea urchin and octopus to feed the villagers on the small island of Jeju in South Korea. It is primitive, painful and lonely work, and she is one of a dying breed. In Last Mermaids, follow the journey of Korean American Kimi Kim as she leaves her hometown New York to find her roots on Jeju Island. With Ok-sun as her mentor, she learns the ancient craft of diving for sustenance and finds peace beneath the surface in the mermaid’s garden.