Wyatt's film opens with gorgeous images of the sea and Moken fishermen dipping beneath its waves while a voice-over relates a creation story. Wyatt utilizes this juxtaposition throughout, delivering a riot of colorful, if sometimes rough-hewn, footage alongside audio of the Moken telling their story in their own way, through myths, songs, and sometimes startlingly straightforward conversation. (At one point, a Moken man explains in one breath that his people have no last names, don't count their ages, and, in fact, don't count anything.) Wyatt's obvious intimacy with the families she follows allows her to capture prosaic details about their lives, such as courtship essentials and the somewhat hair-raising sight of women cooking meals over an open fire in a pitching boat. But the doc's stream-of-consciousness voice-over—built from interviews with the Moken subjects— also reveals their spiritual beliefs and playful inner lives. Not only do you learn that the Moken believe in mermaids, you listen as one woman recalls the time her uncle had sex with one.