Culture & Tradition
Moken: Enigmatic Sea Nomads
- 1 x 52 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- © NHK in co-production with Equator HD
- Except for North America
- Off the southernmost part of Myanmar the ethnic Moken tribes live at sea for much of the year wandering around the island of Mergui Archipelago. Whole families live in small wooden boats almost ten meters in length. For their daily food, they spear fish with harpoons or dive into the water to collect shellfish. These "villages" of small boats drifting on the beautiful coral-reef-filled waters, seem like a true utopia. However, the Mokens' lives are being threatened by large-scale commercial fishing as well as rising sea levels. The Life as the Moken offers a fascinating look at the only ethnic group in the world continuing to live on the sea.
On related subject(s):
People of the Ocean -- Micronesia
- "Long Ways and Films, Special Price of Public"
The 36th World Festival of Underwater Images 2009 -- Marseille, France
- "Award in Category Salt Water"
8th IFF Water, sea and the oceans, 2011 -- Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic