NAGB Summer Film Series continues with Kon-Tiki

The second film in the series, Kon-Tiki, by Norwegian filmmakers Rønning & Sandberg, 2012, deals with exploration, the majesty of the ocean, and not letting go of a dream.

The film dramatises the 1947 epic voyage undertaken by Thor Heyerdahl and his five-man crew as they attempt to voyage from the coast of Peru to the Polynesian Islands aboard a small balsa wood raft, using techniques that were utilized 1,500 years ago by the indigenous peoples of the region. “Kon-Tiki” also encourages reflection on the explorations of The Bahamas’ first inhabitants – the Lucayans – who are represented in the permanent exhibition.

“Kon-Tiki” is rated B; minors should be accompanied by an adult. Litzinger will be on hand at the end of each film for questions and comments.

All films are free to attend and begin at 8 p.m. To make your experience that much more enjoyable, we’ll be offering popcorn and refreshments for sale. See you soon!