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Title Kon-Tiki
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Summary In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean's current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor. Accolades Nominated - Best Foreign Film, 2013 Academy Awards Nominated - Best Foreign Film, 2013 Golden Globes Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Opening Night Selection, Norwegian International Film Festival 2012
Analysis Movies
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Features: Pal Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Event Originally produced by Transmission Films in 2012
Notes In English
Subject Streaming video.
Internet videos.
streaming video.
Internet videos.
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Form Streaming video
Author Ronning, Joachim, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)