Kon-Tiki Poster

Release Date: October 3rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
This Academy Award-winning documentary follows Norwegian explorer, filmmaker and writer Thor Heyerdahl on his highly publicized 1947 sea expedition. Heyerdahl, along with five other crewmen, set sail in a wooden raft designed to duplicate what the ancient Incas might have used to sail from Peru to Polynesia. The goal of Heyerdahl's bold journey is to validate his own disputed theory -- that South American natives could have settled Polynesia's many islands.

Cast: Thor Heyerdahl

Director: Thor Heyerdahl

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 1940s, Engaging, Fascinating, Quest

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Winner Documentary (Feature)
Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)