Margaret Mead Film Festival: Sailing a Sinking Sea
$12 General Admission
$10 Student
$10 Senior

Friday Oct 23, 2015
7:00PMFilm Begins

Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
79th Street and Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024-5192
Take the C to 81st Street


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Margaret Mead Film Festival

Rooftop Films co-presents this special screening inside the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the Blue Whale! Delve into the lives and culture of the Moken, a Southeast Asian ethnic group that relies on the ocean for every aspect of life.


Sailing a Sinking Sea (Olivia Wyatt | Myanmar, Thailand, Moken | 64 min.)
SAILING A SINKING SEA is an experimental documentary that delves into the lives and culture of the seafaring Moken, an ethnic group living on the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. As one of the smallest ethnic groups in Asia, the Moken have developed a unique society that relies on the ocean for every aspect of life; their belief system, education, and economic and social practices are all rooted in their relationship with water. Director Olivia Wyatt’s lyrical film documents Moken communities through breathtaking underwater footage, conversations about daily lives, and a swirl of traditional Moken music. Though technology and globalization encroach, the film’s main event is a celebration of a rich and remarkable place and culture.

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