Ministry of the Environment

Film projections

Urak Lawoi, Brothers of the Sea

The Sea Brotherhood (Urak Lawoi in their native language) is a nomad tribe that for hundreds of years, has been looking for a place to settle. A 100 years ago, the Thai government conceded the island of Koh Lipe and the Adang archipelago, to its aboriginal inhabitants. Since then, the Sea Brotherhood has overcome natural and human disasters, thanks to their profound knowledge about fishing and the sea. In this film, we will see how this peculiar culture and identity, with its age-old relationship with the ocean, is threatened by climate change, marine pollution & the tourist.

directorTelmo Iragorri, Manuel Coronado language: Thai
origin: Spain subtitles: Czech, English
year: 2023 competing category: Beauty of Nature
duration: 70 min