In Chimera Dailies, we see footage from filmmaker Molly Willows' documentary research about Moken sea nomads on the Andaman Sea re-inscribed with thoughts from a very different and removed existence.
Chimera - meaning fantasy, and dailies - meaning the daily rushes that a filmmaker generates during filming, this short experimental film explores notions of truth, reality, myth, nostalgia, the imbalance and dissociation of memory, as well as image abstraction and manipulation.
* * * Originally created as a looped installation for an ethnographic art exhibition titled [Un]Balance at Berlin's Kultstätte Keller - facebook.com/kultstaettekeller * * *
DIRECTED BY Molly Willows
FILMED BY Molly Willows
EDITED BY Molly Willows
MUSIC BY Riccardo Buck
WORDS BY Jenner Berger
VOICE OVER BY Molly Willows
SPECIAL THANKS to the Moken Village community of Ko Phayam