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This edition: The Sponge Diver's Dance





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Episode Details

Original tape date: June 1, 2002.

For over 30 years, Brooklyn College Television and Radio MFA degree candidates’ television work has been showcased on this series that airs weekly on CUNY TV.

A one-hour documentary (shown here in two parts) by Vassilis Vassiliadis (Greece) exposing the people of Kalymnos, the last island in the Aegean Sea known for its involvement with one of the deadliest professions of the 20th century – sponge diving. It explores how a heroic act of survival has become a tradition, forcing newer generations of Kalymnians to pursue other high-risk occupations around the world.