The Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki tells the true story of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s quest to prove early South Americans were the first to discover Polynesia. In 1947 Heyerdahl and his team set sail from Peru across the Pacific Ocean on a homemade balsawood raft named after the Incan sun god, Kon-Tiki. Throughout the 4000 mile journey, the crew must not only survive the elements and omnipresent sharks, but also the raft’s weakening structure.

“Part history lesson, part classic adventure tale and often stunning to watch.” Toronto Star