Vor / The Raft

In 1973, the anthropologist Santiago Genovés and ten volunteers set off for a three-month-long journey from the Canary Islands across the ocean to Mexico on a very small boat. His goal: to find out where human violence comes from. People of different nationalities, religions and social classes were chosen for the experiment. Genovés tried to facilitate the ideal conditions for any conflict among the subjects. By observing them, he wanted to determine how world peace could be achieved. The controversial journey developed unexpectedly, however, especially for the scientist himself. After more than forty years, some of the participants meet again, recalling the unusual experience on a wooden replica of the Acali raft.