THE REAL WATER WORLD
The Bajau people of Malaysia live their lives completely at sea, living in wooden huts and spending their days fishing. The Bajau people fled the Philippines to Malaysia, but they were not allowed to settle because of their immigrant status. So rather than return to their native country, they have decided to live their whole life in the ocean, similar to the 1995 film Water world which stars Kevin Costner. They live in wooden huts on stilts that they have built-in the crystal clear waters, while children as young as four catch fish, octopus and lobsters from handmade boats off the eastern coast of Sabah. The children have no opportunity to go to school, so there are no future prospects for them.
Malaysia | 2014