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Friday, October 23 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sailing a Sinking Sea - Preceded by Flor de la Mar

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Olivia Wyatt

2015 | 64 minutes | Myanmar, Thailand, Moken, U.S.A.

New York Premiere 


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.

Preceded by Flor de la Mar

Jorge Thielen Armand

2015 | 24 minutes| Venezuela, Canada

New York Premiere 

On a remote Venezuelan island lie the ruins of Nueva Cádiz, the first European city in the Americas. Abandoned by the Spanish in the 16th century, the island now has a population of 51—all descendants of the slaves who built the city. Recent attempts by the Venezuelan government to revitalize the historic island have been foiled by mismanagement and insufficient funding, and the local community of fishermen is left to protect the site and their way of life. 

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Friday October 23, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hall of Ocean Life

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