In 1973 five men and six women went on a dramatic raft expedition across the Atlantic Ocean for 101 days to study human aggression and sexuality. The project became known in the press as “the Sex Raft.” It was designed by an ambitious anthropologist named Santiago Genovés, who had survived an airplane hijacking and conceived of an experiment that would reveal whether violence was wired into the human genetic code or whether it arose through social conditions.
Filmmaker Marcus Lindeen reunites the survivors forty years later to reveal what actually happened. Combining archival footage with present day interviews, The Raft is an absorbing portrait of a bold (or foolhardy) historical ocean voyage that has been described as “one of the strangest group experiments of all time.” It hits on many of today’s hot-button issues, dominated by a compelling and complex central figure.
2019 | 97 min
Friday and Saturday, Sept 13 and 14
The Raft – 6:30 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 7:30 – IU Global & International Theater
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs – 8:15 IU Fine Arts Theater
Sunday, Sept 15 at Bear’s Place
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs – 3pm – Last Chance!
The Raft 5:15 – Last Chance!
Toni Morrison – 7:30