The Ra Expeditions | 1970

Documentary
Inspired by his research into the lives and travels of ancient peoples, Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl launches two sea journeys in boats with no modern features. Heyerdahl patterns his journey on the theory ...more
Director: Lennart Ehrenborg
Writers: Thor Heyerdahl
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. | full awards »

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Kei Ohara

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Swedish Broadcasting Company

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Inspired by his research into the lives and travels of ancient peoples, Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl launches two sea journeys in boats with no modern features. Heyerdahl patterns his journey on the theory that ancient Africans might have navigated the seas in vessels made from materials such as papyrus, which they also used for paper. He and his small crew disembark from Africa for the first time in 1969, but a second voyage in 1970 proves more fruitful.

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