Ama Girls

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Ama Girls
Produced by Ben Sharpsteen, Walt Disney
Written by Dwight Hauser
Distributed by Disney
Release date
  • July 9, 1958 (1958-07-09)
Running time
29 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ama Girls is a 1958 American short documentary film produced by Ben Sharpsteen. It won an Academy Award at the 31st Academy Awards in 1959 for Documentary Short Subject.[1][2] It is also known as Japan Harvests the Sea. It depicts the lives of ama divers, Japanese women who dive for pearls.

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  1. ^ "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New York Times: Ama Girls". NY Times. Retrieved May 26, 2008. 

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