06 Feb 2019
In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment.
The aim of the experiment was to study 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 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 Swedish director Marcus Lindeen’s latest film. It premiered at CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen where it picked up the main award.
Deutschschweiz: 7 February
Romandie: 6 February