Kon-Tiki, June 28

We will be ending this academic year’s Philm Club screenings with an adventure film.

Notice the change in place, this time the screening will take place in room 411/A (next to 412, in the Zrinyi 14 building).

Kon-Tiki (2012)

118 minutes

Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After financing the trips with loans and donations they set off on an epic 101 days long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations and the events on the trip. Kon-Tiki was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and “Kon-Tiki” is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy award winning documentary in 1951, and wrote a book about the expedition which was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not. (imdb)

Friday, June 28, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 411/A

We are looking forward to seeing you there. The Philm Club screenings will resume in September.

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