|| "The authentic film about Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Expedition in 1947. ... We have chosen to present the film in its original form, as filmed by the members during the expedition."
DVD release of the 1951 documentary, with an updated television version in 1996.
Special features: one-hour portrait of Thor Heyerdahl: explorer & scientist; the crew; photo gallery; expedition map; rare color footage.
|| Editor, Olle Nordemar ; music composed by Ragnar Bjerkreim ; performed by Film Symphony Orchestra, Prague.
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|| Members of the expedition: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland, Torstein Raaby, Bengt Danielsson.
|| On April 28, 1947, an expedition was led by Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl. The journey by raft spanned 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean and was hailed as one of the most fantastic feats of daring and courage of its time. Heyerdahl and his crew duplicated the legendary voyage of Kon-Tiki, the mythical hero who led the settlement of the South Sea Islands by sailing on a balsawood raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands.