Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Moken

This May I spent ten days in Thailand, partly on Phuket, and partly on an island in a national park called Surin. I was working with a documentary team, looking at the way of life of the Moken people, a community of sea gypsies that live on the water, and are spread all around southeast Asia.

I'll keep people up to date on developments with the documentary. For now, I'm really excited by the prospect of writing a book showing the anthropology of an anthropology documentary... but that's a project that will require some time.

Meanwhile, my article, exploring the life of the Moken, and some other themes besides, appeared in Aeon Magazine this week.

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