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No Word for Worry (2014)

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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 an epic 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.

The Moken might be one of the few human cultures left on the planet that can tell us what we’ve lost in the Modern World. Under constant threat, their way of life is now in danger of disappearing, and the cultural fabric of the world impoverished by their loss. I want to tell the Moken’s story to the world, so that we may know them and what they represent.” – Director Runar Jarle Wiik


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Format & Length

Feature Documentary

  • Format & Length: HD 52/89 min available

  • Director: Runar Jarle Wiik

  • Producers: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas & Christian Lien Jensen

  • Cinematographers: Runar Jarle Wiik, Pätrik Säfström

  • Underwater Photographer: Henrik Konradsdal

  • Editor: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas

  • Music: Georg Buljo

  • Sound: Håkon Lammetun

  • Production Company: Ten Thousand Images AS, Hallum & Jensen AS

  • Co-Producers: Vilda Bomben AB, Nomad Films Inc

  • Financed by: Norwegian Film Institute, Viken Filmsenter, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, NRK, SVT, Lucky Run Co Inc

  • Festival Distributor: Toril Simonsen, NFI

  • Distributor: Off The Fence



No word for worry is an aesthetic and thematic shock that anyone with a conscience for nature, culture and the environment must see."


This Golden Chair Award for Best Norwegian Documentary goes to a big film, both in expression and content. It proves the power of documentaries to make a difference. This is a universal story about the small guy against the great powers. The film is beautifully shot and has a filmic expression in which scenes are allowed to live and the shots are allowed to last for a long time. The director lets us stay in the situations, and does not fall to the temptation of becoming obvious. The filmmaker lets us breathe, even underwater.

– Grimstad Film Festival 2014

No word for worry is a beautiful film. A real gem that takes you an amazing journey, raising awareness, asking questions but at all times allowing the integrity of Hook to shine through. With breath taking photography, it’s a voyage we should all take. A must see.

– Luke Cresswell, Director & Writer


This movie is part of Project Moken, an initiative devoted to raising awareness of the Moken sea nomads

and support for their struggle. Visit our website and find out more today!

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