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The Raft (12A) + ScreenTalk with Marcus Lindeen

The Raft

Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Emerging Swedish director Marcus Lindeen uncovers the human stories behind a 1973 social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.

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.

After the film we are joined by emerging Swedish director Marcus Lindeen in conversation.

2018 Sweden/Denmark/US/Germany Dir Marcus Lindeen 97 min

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