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‘Kon-Tiki’ recounts perilous voyage for science

The Norwegian film “Kon-Tiki” recounts Scandinavian scientists/adventurers journey on the Pacific Ocean soon after World War II.
Photographer: Carl Christian Raabe/The Weinstein Co.
The Norwegian film “Kon-Tiki” recounts Scandinavian scientists/adventurers journey on the Pacific Ocean soon after World War II.
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“Kon-Tiki” needed to be made for the simple reason that the world needs to remember that real scientific adventure existed long before George Lucas dreamed up Indiana Jones. The 60-something years that have passed since Thor Heyerdahl & Co. set out to prove a far-out theory of human migration by floating across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft, risking life, limb and reputation on that theory, have let us forget there were once men ...

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