Trailer: Kon Tiki

In 1947 Thor Heyerdahl built a raft of balsa wood and with 5 other men set out from Peru to Polynesia to prove that Peruvians were the first to settle there.

Kon Tiki was the name of the raft.Kon Tiki won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 1951, the book that Heredahl wrote, and now it’s the name of the dramatization of what happened.

This was actually up for Best Foreign Language film this past weekend at the Oscars and from the trailer I can say that it at least _looks_ gorgeous. Will be keeping an eye out for this one.