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/

Moken-folket

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Moken-folket

Project Moken tar deg med på en virtuell reise inn i Moken-folkets verden blant øde palmestrender og korallrev hvor det yrer av fisk. Moken-folket er et truet folkeslag; de er sjønomader som lever et tradisjonelt liv utenfor kysten av Thailand og Myanmar. På få år har tallet på sjønomader stupt, og kulturen deres står i […]

The ocean is our universe

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
The ocean is our universe

The Moken are a semi-nomadic Austronesian people, who live in the Mergui Archipelago, a group of approximately 800 islands in the Andaman Sea that is claimed both by Burma and Thailand. http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/moken-sea-gypsies

The Three Thousand Year Old Wave

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
The Three Thousand Year Old Wave

Having migrated along with other Austronesian groups from Southern China around 4,000 years ago, the Moken Sea Nomads of the Andaman Sea have always lived a precarious existence, spending half the year on the ocean, travelling in flotillas. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/02/14/the-three-thousand-year-old-wave/

Svømmer for livet

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in In the Media | No Comments
Svømmer for livet

En utdøende dykker Hook trekker pusten og dykker ned på bunnen 25 meter nede. I flere minutter jakter han på fisk med harpun, eller sanker skjell og andre sjødyr – uten maske eller tilførsel av luft. Med ham ned er fotografene fra Project Moken for å ta bilder og filme ham til dokumentaren ”No Word […]

The Moken Kabang

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in In the Media | No Comments
The Moken Kabang

The Moken are an Austronesian people pursuing a nomadic maritime culture in the Andaman Sea. These “Sea Gypsies” live in the Merguyi Archipelago, several hundred islands off the west coasts of Myanmar and Thailand, traditionally spending eight or nine months of each year on the water, and coming ashore only during the monsoon season, during […]

Seashell Harvesting

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Blogs, Sofie´s Chosen | No Comments
Seashell Harvesting

Seashell Harvesting Text & photo by Sofie Olsen The Moken People have traditionally lived a nomadic life as hunters and gatherers. Today, many of their traditions are rapidly disappearing due to strong influence from the mainland, permanent settlement, and dependency on the financial system. For years, the Moken were denied to fish and gather seafood […]