Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum:Kon Tiki – Film and Discussion

With Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg version of the story of Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage currently drifting through the cinemas like a balsa raft in the Pacific Ocean the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum are staging their own evening devoted to one of the most remarkable sea journeys ever undertaken.

In focal point of the evening is Thor Heyerdahl’s 1950 documentary film of the voyage, a film for which he was awarded the 1951 Oscar for “Best Documentary”. The film will be introduced by Halfdan Tangen jr. from the Kon-Tiki Museum Oslo and following the showing a discussion around the voyage and its importance will be held.

Kon Tiki – Film and Discussion in the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum takes place on Wednesday April 10th at 7pm.

Entry is free but advance registration is requested.

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