The Origin of Project Moken

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Captain's (B)Log | No Comments

From the end of the monsoon season in 2006 (September) until the start of the next monsoon (April 2007) I worked on different projects in South-East Asia. One of the assignments was co-writing and ultimately location scouting for a feature film about a boy who drifts out to sea when the Tsunami hit in 2004. […]

An episode from the “NoWfW” research

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Captain's (B)Log | No Comments

Before I knew if a film about the Moken Sea Nomads would be possible to make, I went for a research-trip sneaking into the Mu Koh Surin National Park when it is closed during the Monsoon Season. I filmed myself on the way, and this clip shows how the international documentary about the Moken started. […]

Lunchbreak in the Moken Realm

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Captain's (B)Log | No Comments

While shooting the international documentary “No Word for Worry”, I got to freshen up on the old freediving skills. http://runrealm.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/lunchbreak-in-the-moken-realm/

Jacobsen

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Jacobsen

Regissør Runar Jarle Wiik har laget film om sjønomadene Mokenefolket. http://radio.nrk.no/serie/jacobsen/dmpo24006513/31-12-2013

Nômades do mar

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Nômades do mar

O cineasta norueguês Runar Jarle Wiik tem um currículo inusitado (e invejável, eu diria). Desde que entrou na Escola Internacional de Cinema de Londres, já participou da produção de alguns curtas e comerciais, mas dedicou a maior parte da sua carreira a gravar documentários por diversos lugares do mundo, como em Uganda, Oriente Médio, Guatemala […]

Meet the Moken with FreediveUK

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Meet the Moken with FreediveUK

Amateur freedivers are being invited to visit the Moken, one of the last remaining groups of sea nomads. FreediveUK has been invited by the tribal elders to bring a small group of freedivers to visit them on their island off the coast of Thailand in February 2014. http://www.sportdiver.co.uk/News/Latest-News/Meet-the-Moken-with-FreediveUK

Havets nomader seiler inn i uvissheten

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Havets nomader seiler inn i uvissheten

Legenden om Laboon, den store bølgen som spiser folk, har blitt fortalt av Moken-folket i århundrer. Kanskje var det derfor de så havets advarsler om at noe fryktelig skulle skje 2. juledag i 2004. Før tsunamien traff øyene der de bor, løp de oppover mot høydene. Det sies at ikke et eneste moken-liv gikk tapt, […]

The Moken: Gypsies of the Sea

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
The Moken: Gypsies of the Sea

They roam the sea most of their lives, living in handcrafted boats and diving for food into depths of 75 feet without scuba gear or masks. They’re so familiar with the seas they’ve lived on for hundreds of years, that researchers found that their children have underwater vision twice as sharp as their European counterparts, […]

In pictures: The Moken

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
In pictures: The Moken

Project Moken was founded by a team of film-makers and designers to raise awareness of the Moken sea nomads and their way of life. Norwegian photographer Sofie Olsen joined the team on the Surin Islands between Burma and Thailand. The Moken are hunter gatherers with an exceptional knowledge of the ocean and marine life. Their […]

Photos Look at the Lives of Sea Nomads Living off the Coast of Burma and Thailand

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Photos Look at the Lives of Sea Nomads Living off the Coast of Burma and Thailand

Oslo-based photographer Sofie Olsen has been working in cooperation with an initiative called Project Moken, a multimedia platform in the works of making a documentary film about the lives of indigenous sea nomads living off the coastline of Burma and Thailand. http://www.featureshoot.com/2013/07/photos-look-at-the-lives-of-sea-nomads-living-off-the-coast-of-burma-and-thailand/