2015 / 65 minutes

Directed by
Olivia Wyatt
Country of production
United States

Sailing A Sinking Sea explores the culture of the Moken people of Myanmar and Thailand. The Moken are a nomadic seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic groups in Asia. Spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats, they are wholly reliant upon the sea, and their entire belief system revolves around water. Filmed on boats, underwater, and on 13 different islands, this film weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Burmese Moken Southern Thai Thai
Location(s) depicted
Burma/Myanmar Thailand

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