SAILAU is a documentary film and social impact campaign based on the 2016-17 voyage: The World’s First Circumnavigation of the Island of New Guinea in a Traditional Sailing Canoe.
The film trailer and poster was part of the Papua New Guinea pavilion at EXPO 2022 DUBAI, an international event with 25 million visitors over 173 days.
Lead Sailor Sanakoli John and Director Thor F. Jensen, promoted the film at the Te Ara Vaka Moana: Ancestral Voyaging Vessels and Navigation in Oceania conference hosted by Potsdam University in Berlin in February 2023.
A public screening is scheduled in November 2023 at the National Kenu and Kundu Festival in Alotau, Papua New Guinea, as well as broadcasted on EMTV Papua New Guinea.
A free mobilephone version of SAILAU will be distributed in Oceania in late 2023.
The film is directed by Thor F. Jensen, produced by Dr Sophie Pascoe and sailed by Justin John, Sanakoli John and Job Siyae.
You can support this project by donating through: Documentary Australia.