One of the most exciting documentaries ever (technically it is more of an amateur film) is now available online.
Kon-Tiki documents an inspiring journey across the Pacific with a raft. Six crew members, led by Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, took 101 days to sail a distance of almost 7 000 kilometers from Peru to Polynesia. The 16 mm film, shot by the members of the expedition, documents daily routines as well as tense moments. Poetic and beautiful it is both a sign of times and enduring testimony of the courageous adventure spirit of a human.
The expedition took place in 1947. The film was released in 1950 and won an Oscar for the best documentary film in 1951. It remains the only Norwegian film to win it till today. Some rare colour footage from the expedition is available to watch here.