The Call from the Sea

The Call from the Sea

Film Session(s)


15 minutes, USA/Indonesia, 2016



What is the ocean saying if we could hear its voice? This is the question that brought me from Florida to live with the Bajau in Indonesia. As a filmmaker, I wanted to share the life of people who live intimately with the sea.

The Bajau are a sea nomadic group who have lived on the ocean for centuries. I wanted to see the ocean through their eyes and hear the ocean's voice.

"The Call from the Sea" addresses the future of our oceans and what we are leaving behind. It is a personal and poetic story about life as a Bajau and how our actions affect their world, ten thousand miles away.


Director(s): Taylor McNulty

Producer(s): Taylor McNulty & Liz Magee