Urban Boutiq - The Raft
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The Raft

2018 Documentary 01h37

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In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as “The Sex Raft”, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as “one of the strangest group experiments of all time”.

Director: Marcus Lindeen


Language: English

Subtitles: French

Release date: 13/02/2019

2019: ZagrebDox - Festival international du documentaire - Zagreb (Croatie) - Compétition internationale

2018: CPH:DOX - Copenhagen international documentary film festival - Copenhague (Danemark) - Dox Award

2018: Pariscience - Festival international du film scientifique - Paris (France) - Prix Grand Écran

2018: Festival Européen des Arcs - Paris (France) - Sélection

2019: Prix Grand Ecran - Pariscience

« This documentary of great originality hides a tale full of unexpected hope » - Télérama

« Skilful mixing of archival images and testimonies of participants 45 years later » - Le figaro

« These eloquent vignettes on the links that united (and still unite) the passengers of the Acali, do not give a definitive answer to Santiago’s questions but offer an edifying dive into the backstage of this crazy epic » - Première

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