The Raft (12A)

Oswestry's Community Cinema, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
Tue 26th March 2019
In the summer of 1973, five men and six women of mixed religion and nationality embarked on a 101-day scientific sea-adventure across the Atlantic on the raft ‘Acali’. The experiment initiated
by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés set out to explore the origins of violence and the dynamics of sexual attraction. Irritatingly dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’ by the press, Genovés had anticipated extreme friction, orgies and violent conflict. It
seems that the outcome was very different. More than forty years later, the surviving members of the expedition reunite, board a reconstruction of the raft and tell the hidden story behind ‘one of the strangest group experiments of all time.

Director: Marcus Lindeen
Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Maria Björnstam, Mary Gidley
Sweden/Denmark/US/Germany, 2018
Run Time:1 hour 37 minutes
Google map static shot of Oswestry's Community Cinema, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
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