SAILAU 6o min version

Danish explorer and director Jensen and three Papuan sailors embark on their world-first attempt to circumnavigate the island of New Guinea, all in a traditional Papuan sailing canoe. As they navigate through treacherous waters, they must overcome their differences and work together to avoid bewitched reefs, evade crushing waves, and survive the dangerous northwest monsoon. Through stunning cinematography and heart-pumping action, the film captures the spirit of an epic adventure and the unbreakable bond between people from different cultures united by a common goal.

  • Thor F Jensen
    Salty Sideburns, Det Rød-hvide Bånd.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    adventure, expedition, indeginous, sailing, travel
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2023
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    Papua New Guinea
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Director Biography - Thor F Jensen

Salty Sideburns. Denmark 2013. Winner, Best Danish Adventure Film – Nordic Adventure Film Festival.
Det Rød-hvide Bånd. Denmark 2015. Winner, Best Action Sport Film – Nordic Adventure Film Festival

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Director Statement

SAILAU is part of a social impact campaign to promote Papua New Guinea and inspire the youth to preserve their cultural heritage.

I'm on a mission to Redefining Adventure, through inclusion, culture and purpose.