Runar Jarle Wiik

Norway-Thailan-Myanmar, 2014, 89′, Moken/Thai/Burmese

Turkish Premier

Photography: Runar Jarle Wiik, Patrik Säfström, Henrik Konradsdal
Editing: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Music: Georg Buljo
Sound: Håkon Lammetun
Producer: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas

Community Center, 15.10.2016 Saturday, 16.00-18.00

Synopsis: As one of the last indigenous sea nomads, Hook must make a courageous voyage to salvage the remains of his unique culture. Hook grew up with the ocean as his universe; he is a sea nomad from a vanishing world. With stunning photography, this award-winning documentary follows Hook from the bottom of the modern social ladder on a voyage into the heart of Moken territory off the coast of Myanmar. More than a quest to salvage the remains of his culture, he faces the universal questions of identity, love, loss and belonging.

Biography: An award-winning film director and cinematographer (DOP). Runar Jarle Wiik has over 30 years of experience with filmmaking from all over the world. He has exclusive access to the Moken community in the Mergui and has been working with the documentary “No Word for Worry” as part of Project Moken since 2007.

Winner of Golden Chair for Best Documentary – Grimstad Film Festival, Norway 2014
Winner of Best Cinematography – Nordic Docs 2014
Winner Audience Award – Eurodok 2014



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