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Yumiko is a geisha who leaves town to return to her homeland. Once there, she is confronted with the ancestral traditions, the music and the dance. She decides to go back to the city and find the generosity that she has been looking for. Awauta is a Japanese classic poem with 48 sounds that uses the human voice to create a divine resonance that is said to lift one’s experience to positive and happy feelings.

Mile NagaokaDedicated so far to documentaries and shorts, among which is “Ubusuma” (2013) or “Frauke 2” (2017), this “Awauta” is the first fiction feature of the director.


Original Title: Awauta. Country: Japan. Direction: Mile Nagaoka. Script: Mile Nagaoka. Actors: Noe Tawara. Duration: 71’