National Geographic Channel is taking audiences behind-the-scenes of the Oscar-nominated foreign language film Kon-Tiki with Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story. Kon-Tiki chronicles Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 journey of 4,300 miles as he crossed the Pacific Ocean on a raft made of balsa wood. The documentary takes a look at how the film – directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and starring Pal Hagen – was made.
NGC will air the documentary on May 3, 2013 at 7pm.
Kon-Tiki follows Heyerdahl’s trip from Peru to Polynesia on a raft. He embarked on the expedition in order to “prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. The journey changed the way we understand cultural migration today.”
The behind-the-scenes documentary includes interviews with director Hagen and others involved in the film.
Source: National Geographic Channel
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