Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jago: A Life Underwater

Sunday, March 20, 2016
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States

 Image credit: Jago: A Life Underwater


Jago: A Life Underwater (UK, 2015, 48 min.) Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Winner

An 80-year-old elder of the maritime Bajau people tells the tale of his life spear-fishing in the depths of the sea from the porch of his stilted bamboo hut, while preparing for one last hunting trip.

Younger family members and friends stand in for him in dazzlingly cinematic reenactments of his underwater exploits that fuse cutting-edge technology – 4K cinematography, drones, CGI – with age-old storytelling.  Directed by James Morgan and James Reed, produced by James Reed, Johnny Langenheim, and James McAleer.

Followed by a discussion with the director and filmmaker James Reed.  

This program is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Education and Outreach program.  For more information on ocean science and your connection to the ocean, visit

Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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