SAILAU TRAILER

We are proud to be sharing the new trailer for our documentary film SAILAU.

The film has been submitted to various international film festivals this year so you will be able to experience the film on the silver screen whether you live in countries like, New Zealand, Denmark, UK, Canada, Australia or Papua New Guinea.

Stay updated by liking the SAILAU page on Facebook.com/sailaufilm

Fundraiser for Sanakoli

Sanakoli on his beach on Nuakata Island, Milne Bay Papua New Guinea.

Hi friends, I’ve been helping master canoe sailor Sanakoli John with organising his first ever travel abroad (5 countries!).

The institutions that has invited him to come and speak has been super generous. But still, undertaking such travel is very expensive.

That’s why I have started this fundraiser so he has some pocket change and can perform to the fullest when he is representing his culture and country.

Press the button to learn more and to donate.

Reunion in Berlin

Sanakoli John and Thor F. Jensen will be speaking on their new film SAILAU at the Humboldt Forum Berlin.

Master sailor Sanakoli John, has been invited to speak at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver February 2023.
(Sign up Link)

But that’s just the beginning.

Our interpid sailor will continue with a delegation of Western Pacific navigators and vessel builders to Berlin as guests of honor at a conference held by Potsdam University:

Te Ara Vaka Moana: Ancestral Voyaging Vessels and Navigation in Oceania”.
A public event that take place at the Humboldt Forum Berlin on February 16 and 17. 2023. (Sign up Link

And here comes the best part: I’ll be there to meet Sanakoli! We haven’t seen each other since we ended our circumnavigation in November 2017 – Super exciting.

Together we’ll be speaking about our new documentary SAILAU and Sanakoli will also do a presentation on Kula trade, and speak about his traditional canoe building school Pasana Group.

Slide from Sanakoli John’s presentation.

But thats’s not all, Sanakoli and the rest of the delegation continues to Greenwich UK by invitation by the Royal Institute of Navigation to present at the Royal Maritime Museum, (Sign up Link)

It has been a long haul putting this great journey together, with efforts from PNG Foreign Ministry, Potsdam University, IMPAC5 Coordinators and not least Dr Mimi George who is the unstoppable engine behind it all.

I can’t wait to follow Sanakoli’s journey on Facebook and I suggest you do the same: facebook.com/pasanagroup

Book Launch on December 15th

I’ve been thinking… how to share all the wacky and crazy experiences I’ve had living in Australia’s Northern Territory?

By making a comic book of course! 44 pages of jokes more or less based on true experiences in the NT.

The book will be available across the NT and conventional online bookstores from mid December. And I will be signing copies at The Bookshop Darwin on 15 Dec, between 10 and 12PM

You can already now pre-order you copy from thorstore.dk .

Gennem Grand Canyon – Det Vildeste Eventyr

Gennem Grand Canyon – Det Vildeste Eventyr. Premiere September 1. 2022 on Discovery+ Denmark.

After making my own adventure films for 10 years, I finally got my first job as TV-host. I’m the expedition leader on a reality-adventure tv show on Discovery+ Denmark.

This is not your ordinary survival show. This is a celebration of adventure: how the powers of nature can enrich and change us.

During a 16 day expedition of wild rapids and stunning landscapes, 6 celebrities; Jesper Nøddesbo, Andreas Jessen, Ibi Støving, Skinz and Anne-Marie Rindom, learns to embrace the magic of nature and work together to make it through.

As a new tv host I was nervous in the beginning, but I soon realised it was more or less the same as being a tour guide: share your passion and make sure everyone has the adventure of a lifetime.

And of course, it also helped that I have shot my own adventure documentaries, learn about the latest here SAILAU

Thor’s contribution to Danish book on Expedition and Adventure. Den Yderste Grænse.

Den Yderste Grænse, Redaktør: Bjørn Harvig. Gads Forlag Maj 2022.

I had the honour of writing a chapter for this new compilation of spectacular expeditions undertaken by both Danish and international adventurers through the centuries.

My chapter is on the crossing of Cenderawashi Bay during our Circumnavigation of New Guinea, one of the most frightening experiences of my life.

The books title translates: “The furthest border/limit” Editor Bjørn Harvig, published (in Danish only) by Gads Forlag. Available from 25 May 2022.

The Paradox of Consumption – article in WILD Magazine #183

Fact is that the outdoor appeal we consume is damaging the very nature that we love to explore.

Most outdoor media is (partially) funded by outdoor brands through advertisements. Hence critiquing these companies can be a delicate matter, luckily WILD magazine recognised the importance of this issue and printed my article.

If you wish to read my proposed solutions to this paradox (like buying second hand or renting gear) then look for WILD #183 magazine in your Australian newsstand.

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