3 Jun 2023

Adventurer Thor F. Jensen: circumnavigating New Guinea

From Saturday Morning, 10:35 am on 3 June 2023
Documentary filmmaker Thor F. Jensen

Photo: Thor F. Jensen

Danish adventurer, filmmaker and writer Thor F. Jensen completed a  6300km circumnavigation of the Island of New Guinea in a traditional outrigger sailing canoe.- a world-first achieved in collaboration with three Papuan master sailors. 

The almost 14 month nautical expedition is the focus of his new documentary Sailau, which is also plays tribute to the Papuan sailors and their mission to preserve their traditional skills.

Thor be attending the film's world premiere at the Doc Edge Film Festival and doing Q and A sessions after each screening. 

Jensen has also released a memoir about the exploit, Salt Water and SpearTips. He is a member of the Adventurers' Club of Denmark.