The Raft

The Raft
  • 2018
  • Sweden / Denmark / US
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Marcus Lindeen
  • Language: English, French, German, Japanese, Swedish, Spanish
  • UK release: 12 January 2018

A look at a 45-year-old experiment in which Mexican-Spanish anthropologist Santiago Genoves invited ten people to cross the Atlantic with him on a raft. Director Lindeen blends archive footage with modern-day reflections as surviving participants reminisce, in what makes for a complex moving show of disagreements and bonds. Fascinating.

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The Raft

14 Jan 20194 stars

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