The Raft (12A)

'+Panel Discussion

Tue 17 Oct 0400 - Thu 01 Jan 1970



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The Raft (12A)

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The Raft (12A)

+Panel Discussion

Dir. Marcus Lindeen
97 mins | 2018 | Sweden, Denmark, USA, Germany

Showing Times:

  • Sun 27 Jan: 4pm
  • Mon 28 Jan: 1.30pm
  • Tue 29 Jan: 7.30pm + Panel Discussion

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of anthropologist Santiago Genovés’ unique ‘Acali Experiment’; a sociological study observing the 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.’

Panel Discussion

Join us after the screening on Tue 29 Jan for an informal discussion with Tony Eccles, curator of Ethnography at RAMM, Dr Iza Kavedžija and Dr Jane Eliott from the department of Sociology, philosophy and Anthropology at University of Exeter.

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74

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