Free Film: “Sailing A Sinking Sea”
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
1 hour 5 minutes 2015
Directed by Olivia O Wyatt, this film explores the Moken people’s mythology, language and relationships with the sea, spanning from Indonesia to Myanmar. Numbering less than 3,000, they are nomads scattered throughout the Andaman Sea and the Mergui Archipelago of Thailand and Myanmar. Nearly all Moken people survived the 2004 tsunami, thanks to premonitions from their shamans and ancestral wisdom gained from generations of living intimately with the sea. Since then, they have been pressured to assimilate into the mainstream and mainland. Their culture is evaporating, and along with it, their vast wisdom of the sea. Free.