Screenwriter Petter Skavlan, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein, actor Pal Hagen, directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning and the film subject’s grandson Olav Heyerdahl appear on the “Kon-Tiki” Raft for The Weinstein Company Movie “KON-TIKI” on April 22, 2013 in New York City.
KON-TIKI opens in theaters Friday, April 26th, 2013
KON-TIKI is the story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl who crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 4,300 miles, all while the world was watching. KON-TIKI tells about the origin of Heyerdahl’s idea and the events surrounding the group’s voyage.
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