URGENT – the Moken village of Surin recently burned to the ground

Posted on Feb 17, 2019
URGENT – the Moken village of Surin recently burned to the ground

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 […]

The Guardian article: “Tsunami, 10 years on: the sea nomads who survived the devastation”

Posted on Nov 23, 2015
The Guardian article: “Tsunami, 10 years on: the sea nomads who survived the devastation”

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.

Al Jazeera article on the Moken: The vanishing sea tribe

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

“The vanishing sea tribe” – an article about the Moken.

“Dive Moken” app receives 9.8 overall score in Deeperblue.com review

Posted on Nov 23, 2015
“Dive Moken” app receives 9.8 overall score in Deeperblue.com review

Deeperblue.com reviewed the “Dive Moken” App in their Freediving App Review series.

The Origin of Project Moken

Posted on Mar 13, 2014

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 on Mar 13, 2014

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 on Mar 13, 2014

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 on Dec 13, 2013
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 on Aug 13, 2013
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 […]