SAILING A SINKING SEA
Dir. Olivia Owens Wyatt. 2015. 65min. Documentary. Andaman Sea, Mergui Archipelago, Thailand/Myanmar.
Special preview screening, co-presented by the Margaret Mead Film Festival.
Q&A w/the director to follow!
Tickets – *new!- one R/T ticket from JetBlue, along w/copies of the new RR Best of Blu-ray will be raffled off at the beginning of the show!
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 thirteen 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.