From a reader, Maurizio Borriello, a documentary about Malay boatbuilding in Southern Thailand.
my name is Maurizio Borriello from Italy. I am a boatbuilder, filmmaker and PhD student in maritime ethnography at University of Naples L’Orientale.
I send you the link of a documentary film I made about a Malay boatbuilding community in Southern Thailand. It’s very interesting to notice how technology differentiates between the two cultural communities: the Thais build frame-first boats while the Pattani-Melayu speakers build boats with shell-first construction. Right now I am in Indonesia carrying out a university research project about wooden boatbuilding.
The film has no commercial reason.
I hope it might be of your interest.
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