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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Born Copenhagen 1981, is a Danish adventurer, speaker, filmmaker and illustrator. He is a world record holding explorer who has produced two award-winning adventure documentaries, and written articles about traveling, sea kayaking and filmmaking. Thor is a member of the Adventurers' Club of Denmark.Motivation: Redefining Adventure