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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

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The story of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki expedition and the consequences of the Kon-Tiki documentary winning an Oscar in 1951 are a real adventure. Its a stoty about a man willing to risk his life for his believe. Also a new feature film about the Kon-Tiki expedition has been screened in Norway during Autumn 2012 and is in 2013 to be screened in a number of countries in the world. The movie is nominated for Oscar for best foreign film in 2013.

The Kon-Tiki Museum has since November 2010 screened the original Kon-Tiki Movie with a presentation telling the story about Thor Heyerdahl`s most important expeditions and the value of the Oscar he gained from the Kon-Tiki Movie. Photos and stories from the new Kon-Tiki movie are included. An exhibition about the same theme can also be included.
More details below:

Background information
The Kon-Tiki expedition movie
The presentation "Thor Heyerdahl - Kon-Tiki and the Value of an Oscar"
Updated - new black and white posters from the Kon-Tiki expedition. (October 2012)
Updated - new posters in color . (October 2012)
Updated - presentation materials (Oktober 212)
References letters (2011-2013)
Extract from the "tour" guestbook

Exhibition, lecture and film screening in 2013

Gøteborg International Filmfestival, Sweden 25 January - 4 February

London, England 30 January 2013

Nøtterøy Kulturhus, Norway 4. February

Finse 222, Norway 8 - 10 February 2013 for explorerers from Norway and abroad
Viborg and Horsens, Denmark 3 - 5 March 2013

Berlin, Germany 4 - 7 March 2013
Amsterdam, Holland 28 - 30 March 2013

Kopenhagen, Denmark 3 - 6 April 2013

Leipzig, Germany 10-11 April 2013

Moscow , Russia 14 - 21 April 2013

Summer exhibition June 16 - August 16 - 2013 in Kiel, Germany at Color Line terminal

Estonian Maritime Museum, Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn, Estonia October 21 - October 27 - 2013

See more photoes from exhibition

Thor Heyerdahl 1914 - 2014
The exhibition "Thor Heyerdahl - Kon-Tiki and the Value of an Oscar" will be extended for the 100 years anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl in 2014 . Autumn 2013 plans for the exhibition tour 2014 take place.

For more information please contact marketing and communication manager Halfdan Tangen jr

Exhibition, presentations and film screening in 2012

Kosmorama - Trondheim International Filmfestival, Norway 19 - 25 March
Real Film Review, Vis 2012, Vis, Croatia , 30. March - 1. April
Nordmanns-Forbundet/Norwegians Worldwide 13. June. Høyres hus, Oslo
Oslo Plaza hotel 22. June - 15. August
Vækterstua Hotell, Tydal, Norway from 28. July 2012
Bølgen Kulturhus, Larvik 11. and 20. August - exhibition untill - 30 August
Lørenskog Kulturhus og kino, Norway 19 August - 6. September
" Thor Heyerdahl - Kon-Tiki and the Value of an Oscar"- Cinemateket, Oslo with lecture simmulanusly to Bergen, Tromsø. Trondheim, Kristiansand , Lillehammer and Stavanger. Afterwords screening of the Kon-Tiki movie in Norwegain
Arbeidslivets Kulturseilas, Vestfold, September 2012

Rygge Flyplass, Moss. 8. September - 30 January 2013

"Rapa Nui, People and Mysteries of Pacific".Caen, Exhibition of the Caen International Fair, France, 14. - 24 September 2012
Sandefjord Airport , Torp Exhibition from 18. September 2012

54. Nordische Filmtage Lûbeck 31. October - 4. November 2012

In addition lectures at The Kon-Tiki Museum for companies, groups and students durring 2012. Allso lectures in May 2012 in Gotenborg and Stockholm, Sweden. The original Kon-Tiki movie is screened in June in the following cities in Norway; Kongsberg, Fredrikstad, In July in Tromsø, Alta and Narvik. Summer and Autumn to a number of towns in Norway.

The Kon-Tiki Museum is an official distributor of the original Oscar winning film from 1951. For information please contact marketing manager Halfdan Tangen jr at the Kon-Tiki Museum

Exhibition, film screening and presentations in 2011
The Norwegian International Filmfestival, Haugesund 16 - 21 August 2011
Kristiansand 6 - 10 September 2011
Larvik 28. September - 10 October 2011
Leeuwarden, Holland 9 - 13 November 2011
As part f the entaertainment Michelle Alexandra can allso sing this song "Se over Havet" from the musical Sound of Music" or other songs.
Filmmaker Markus Schleinzer, Austria (Michael) comment on The Kon-Tiki movie,Noordlijk Fillmfestival, Leeuwarden, Holland 9-13 Nov 2011

See teaser for the original Kon-Tiki Movie..
Special produced for The 33rd Northern Film Festival 09-13 November 2011, Leeuwarden, Holland.