Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles - 14th Edition │ October 14-20, 2021

Mergui (Myanmar's unknown Mergui Archipelago and its Moken people) - Documentary

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Myanmar, also known as Burma, has only relatively recently opened its borders to tourists. Therefore, most of the country's beautiful landscapes are still unknown. One of the most precious areas is the Mergui Archipelago with its prestigious beaches and remote islands. It is home to the Moken, a people of fishermen, hunters and gatherers. In this first-ever documentary about Mergui, both the wonders and the problems of the archipelago are revealed. Breathtaking underwater footage and aerial views show the rich and diverse coral reefs with animals such as whale sharks, clown fish and octopus. However, the film also highlights the unfortunately huge problem of overfishing and the destruction of the marine environment in the region. Ecotourism is developing rapidly in the Mergui Archipelago but poses challenges for the Moken people.

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  • Country
    Myanmar, Austria
  • Director
    Sandor Poppinga
  • Screenwriter
    Sandor Poppinga
  • Producer
    Robin Kersten, Sandor Poppinga
  • Cinematographer
    Michael Forbes, Christoph Jung, Heiko Birkenstock, Robin Kersten, Sandor Poppinga
  • Editor
    Sandor Poppinga
  • Music
    Jao Silvestre