3 July 2022
Children of the Sea
Directed by Ayumu Watanabe
Part of Natsu at Alserkal Avenue
Film screening by Cinema Akil in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan.
Starts 1:30 pm
Ends 3:30 pm
Venue Cinema Akil
Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated. Her father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she shares their same supernatural connection to the ocean. Umi and Sora's special power seems to be connected to strange events that have been occurring more frequently, such as the appearance of sea creatures far from their home territory and the disappearance of aquarium animals around the world. However, the exact nature of the boys' powers and the abnormal events is unknown, so Ruka gets drawn into investigating the mystery that surrounds her new friends.
This screening is brought to you in partnership with Front Row Films and is in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan.