HCMC – Screening of Norwegian Film “Kon-Tiki”

Posted on Friday 22 Mar - 2013

Kon-Tiki

Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8 pm
Saturday Cafe (Ca Phe Thu Bay)

From the organizer:

You are invited to the screening of Norwegian film “Kon-Tiki” (2012). The film is in English with Vietnamese subtitle. There is also introduction and discussion about the film by director/film critic Ba Vu (in Vietnamese).

For further information about the film “Kon-Tiki” please see below:

Thor Heyderdahl (1914 – 2002) was an Norwegian anthropologist and explorer. Even when he was young, Thor revealed his love of expedition to test the hypothesis of anthropology. In 1947, Thor made his most famous voyage on a raft called the Kon-Tiki (God of Sun Inca, according to Peru Aboriginal) to prove that 1,500 years ago, the Inca people in Peru crossed the sea to settle in the islands of the South Pacific, not from Asia as in previous theories.

Departed from Peru, after 101 days on the sea, Thor’s group reached the target at Tuamotu Islands on 7 August 1947. The raft passed over 6,980 km, and proved that the natives of South America absolutely were able to make the same trip in the past.

The book records the trip called Kon-Tiki Journey by Thor has been translated into over 50 different languages, and Thor and the famous voyage has become the pride of Norway. During the voyage, Thor and his group also carried a 16mm -film camera to record the journey. The film later was produced by Thor himself and was named Kon-Tiki.

With Kon-Tiki, Thor continued to bring glory to the country with the Oscar award for best documentary film in 1951. Up to now, it is still the only Oscar achieved by Norwegian cinema.

The film being screened this Saturday is a remake from the 1951 original documentary.

Free Admission. Seats are limited, so please contact Duy Thang to book in advance, phone number: 01217799316.

Watch film trailer:

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Saturday Cafe (Ca Phe Thu Bay)
1st Floor, Trung Nguyen Coffee
19B Pham Ngoc Thach, D3, HCMC

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2 comments

  1. It would be so wonderful if the Hanoians could have a chance to see this movie! Is screening of Kon-Tiki on your radar screen? :)

    1. Hi Brusnika, for now this film has not been screened anywhere in Hanoi yet. But we can try to suggest it to a few venues in town.. Will see.. :-)