The Resource Sailing a Sinking Sea: Exploring the Culture of the Moken People

Sailing a Sinking Sea: Exploring the Culture of the Moken People

Label
Sailing a Sinking Sea: Exploring the Culture of the Moken People
Title
Sailing a Sinking Sea: Exploring the Culture of the Moken People
Contributor
Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sailing a Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring 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.. 2This loving impressionistic tribute is [...] an outlier in contemporary cinema, springing as it does from the 1930s ethnographic cinema of Robert Flaherty as well as the later visions of Jean Rouch in the '60s and Robert Gardner (who's cited in the credits) in the '70s and '80s.3. {u2014} Carson Lund, Slant Magazine. Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2015. Rural Route Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY, 2015. Environmental Film Festival, Australia, 2015
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
Sailing a Sinking Sea: Exploring the Culture of the Moken People
Publication
Distribution
Note
Film
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1176578
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (65 minutes)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Other physical details
digital, sound colour
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34758975
System control number
kanopy176579

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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