Kon-Tiki [DVD] [1951]

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Overview

Special Features

  • One-Hour Portrait of Thor Heyerdahl: Explorer & Scientist
  • The Crew
  • Photo Gallery
  • Expedition Map
  • Rare Color Footage

Synopsis

Kon-Tiki
Kon-Tiki was the name of a tiny balsa-wood raft, constructed by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. It was Heyerdahl's contention that pre-Columbian Polynesian natives had regularly made trips across the ocean in similar rafts. To prove his theory, Heyerdahl set sail in the Kon-Tiki in 1947, successfully completing a 4300-mile journey from Peru to Tahiti. Filmed en route with 16-millimeter camera equipment, Kon Tiki was originally released in Sweden in tandem with the publication of Heyerdahl's book about the expedition. The English-language version, narrated by sportscaster Ben Grauer, was prepared by producer Sol Lesser and distributed by RKO Radio. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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