1951 - Academy Award Best Documentary, Oslo, Norway
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Quick Description: Kon-Tiki is a Norwegian documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947, released in 1950
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 7/9/2012 9:29:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMEVBY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JJG10101
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Long Description:
The movie, which was directed by Thor Heyerdahl and edited by Olle Nordemar, received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 24th Academy Awards in 1951. The Oscar officially went to Olle Nordemar. It is currently the only feature film from Norway to have won an Academy Award.

The movie has an introduction explaining Heyerdahl's theory, then shows diagrams and images explaining the building of the raft and its launch from Peru. Thereafter it is film of the crew on board, shot by themselves, with commentary written by Heyerdahl and translated. The whole film is black and white, shot on a single 16mm camera.

Oscar is situated in the Kon Tiki Museum.

Source: Wikipedia
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Date awarded: 1/1/1951

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