On the eve of February 3rd 2019, a fire destroyed the majority of the Moken Village in Koh Surin. No one was hurt, but the Moken now face an uncertain future. For immediate relief – here is where you can help: https://www.mokenislands.com/ For our long-term initiative to help create a sustainable future for the Moken people […]
Thailand’s indigenous sea gypsies predicted the waves that swept their villages away in 2004, and most of them escaped unharmed. Now they are facing a new threat to their centuries-old way of life: tourism and the encroaching modern world.
“The vanishing sea tribe” – an article about the Moken.
Deeperblue.com reviewed the “Dive Moken” App in their Freediving App Review series.
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]