The Resource Sailing a sinking sea : exploring the culture of the Moken people, (electronic resource)

Sailing a sinking sea : exploring the culture of the Moken people, (electronic resource)

Label
Sailing a sinking sea : exploring the culture of the Moken people
Title
Sailing a sinking sea
Title remainder
exploring the culture of the Moken people
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sailing a Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are a seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system revolves around water.. Sailing a Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices. As a viewer you will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, land on 13 different islands, step inside sea shanties on stilts, delve into the minds of shamans, become possessed through the worship of sea gods, dance between lovers and emerge drenched in Moken mythology.. “This loving impressionistic tribute is [...] an outlier in contemporary cinema, springing as it does from the 1930s ethnographic cinema of Robert Flaherty as well as the later visions of Jean Rouch in the '60s and Robert Gardner (who's cited in the credits) in the '70s and '80s.”. — Carson Lund, Slant Magazine. Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2015. Rural Route Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY, 2015. Environmental Film Festival, Australia, 2015
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2015
Language note
In English
Runtime
65
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Sailing a sinking sea : exploring the culture of the Moken people, (electronic resource)
Label
Sailing a sinking sea : exploring the culture of the Moken people, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/176579
Publication
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  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1176578
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unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (66 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1176578
  • (CaAE) kan1176578
  • (OCoLC)956906054
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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