The Raft

by Marcus Lindeen
Direction: Marcus Lindeen

02/11/2021, 18.00–02/14/2021, 18.00 Streaming
English audio only

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.’

The Raft is a documentary feature film that premiered at CPH:DOX film festival in 2018, where it picked up the main award for best international documentary film. The film won the Prix Europa for Best European TV Documentary 2019 and the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, among other awards. It is directed by Marcus Lindeen, whose production »Wild Minds« was invited to FIND 2016.

Editing: Dominika Daubenbüchel, Alexandra Strauss
Production Design: Simone Grau Roney
Cinematography: Måns Månsson
Music: Hans Appelqvist
Sound: Hans Møller

With: Maria Björnstam, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Servane Zanotti, Rachida Lièvre, Eisuke Yamaki, Fé Seymour, Mary Gidley and Edna Reves

Production: FASAD Productions AB

Duration: ca. 97 minutes

Premiere: 2018