‘Sailing A Sinking Sea’ Documentary Due For Release On May 13

'Sailing A Sinking Sea' Documentary Due For Release On May 13
'Sailing A Sinking Sea' Documentary Due For Release On May 13

A really cool-looking documentary on a reclusive Southeast Asian group of people called the Moken who live eight months out of the year on small, wooden boats is scheduled for release this month.

The film, titled “Sailing A Sinking Sea” and directed by Olivia Wyatt, features a ton of underwater footage of the waters off Thailand and Myanmar where the Moken live.

Wyatt said in a radio interview that she and a friend used a GoPro camera along with a Eumig Nautico Super 8 camera as well as a Canon G1X to shoot the underwater footage:

“With the GoPro I would do things like attach it to the spear, facing in different directions while the men were fishing. I just tried to get as creative as I could. Shooting underwater was not easy for me; I mean, I’ve been a certified scuba diver for seven years, but it’s a whole different world when you’re trying to shoot in strong currents.”

The film, which premiered at South By Southwest in 2015, will be available for purchase on demand via Vimeo on May 13, 2016. Check out the trailer below for more info, or go to the film’s website at sailingasinkingsea.com.

'Sailing A Sinking Sea' Documentary Due For Release On May 13
‘Sailing A Sinking Sea’ Documentary Due For Release On May 13
'Sailing A Sinking Sea' Documentary Due For Release On May 13
‘Sailing A Sinking Sea’ Documentary Due For Release On May 13

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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