The Ancient Seamasters
Genre : Historical documentary
Client : International Broadcasters
Length : 2 x 45 mins
Format : Full HD
This documentary is a visual presentation of the journey of the Malayo-Polynesian, a great seafaring people that have conquered the oceans long before Cheng Tze, Magellan and Cook. From Africa to Southeast Asia and then the Pacific Ocean and later to Madagascar, the Malayo-Polynesian driven by their addiction to explore or perhaps driven by nature itself, is undoubtedly were great shipbuilders and even greater navigator. With their strong and seaworthy vessels they have braved the perilous oceans, which ironically was also their guide.
The documentary traveled from England, where we meet Dr. Stephen Oppenheimer a renown geneticist and writer, to Hawaii, where we will hear from Nainoa Thompson, the last remnants of the Wayfinding navigator. Along the way we will discover Madagascar's 8000 year old links to the Malay Archipelago and we will learn from the Bajaus in Indoneasia and Semporna, Sabah, about their ancestral seafaring skills and courage.
This is the journey of the Malay seafarers, the ancient seamasters.