Sailing A Sinking Sea is an award winning feature-length experimental documentary by Olivia Wyatt that explores the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand.
The Moken are a seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system revolves around water.
Sailing A Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices. As a viewer you will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, land on 13 different islands, step inside sea shanties on stilts, delve into the minds of shamans, become possessed through the worship of sea gods, dance between lovers and emerge drenched in Moken mythology. sailingasinkingsea.com/
This is the third feature-length film by Olivia Wyatt and was produced by musician Will Oldham and Daniel 13.
Preview Sailing A Sinking Sea here - rent it for just $5 from Vimeo. Wanna watch it over and over again in your own home and own a CD of the soundtrack?
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