Thor Heyerdahl
 Cast: Thor Heyerdahl
Thor Heyerdahl
, Ben Grauer
Ben Grauer


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2002
UPC: 0646032032796
Original Release: 1951
Source: Janson Media
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 29,780

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kon-Tiki
2. Main Titles [1:27]
3. Heyerdani's Theory [4:35]
4. Building the Balsa Raft [4:35]
5. The Journey Begins [2:31]
6. Across the Pacific [4:01]
7. Flying Fish [3:49]
8. Food from the Sea [4:08]
9. Danger from the Deep? [2:44]
10. Halfway [6:30]
11. The Diving Basket [3:10]
12. An Unwelcome Visitor [3:17]
13. The First Sign of Land [2:45]
14. Crash Landing on the Reef [7:06]
15. Among Polynesians [4:30]
16. Journey's End [3:00]

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