Best Nordic Film of 2023.

SAILAU premiered in a sold out cinema at Nordic Adventure Film Festival on the 1st December 2023 in Copenhagen.

Here are some of the comments from the audience after the film.

A film made with love and respect“,” I wanna go to PNG“, “Insane adventure!”

SAILAU was awarded Best Nordic Film 2023 by the judges and an extra screening was held the day after.

The NZ Audience Loves SAILAU

Vox pop at the world premiere of SAILAU

SAILAU want’s to redefine adventure by telling a positive story from the second largest island in the world: New Guinea.

According to the audience at the world premiere at the Doc Edge International Film Festival in New Zealand, SAILAU succeeded.

World Premiere dates in New Zealand

SAILAU will have its world premier at the Doc Edge International Film Festival in June 2023.

Director Thor F. Jensen will be hosting a Q&A following the screenings.

World Premiere
Saturday 3rd June, 12:00 PM 

The Capitol Cinema, Auckland. 
Followed by Q&A with the Director

Friday 9th June, 8:30 PM
The Roxy Cinema, Wellington. 
Followed by Q&A with the Director

Book your tickets here 

We can’t wait to see you there.

SAILAU on ABC Radio Darwin

Conor Byrne and Thor F. Jensen on ABC Radio Darwin
Thor F. Jensen and Conor Byrne on ABC Radio Darwin

Director Thor F. Jensen chatting with Conor Byrne about his trip to Berlin where he discussed the film with Sailor Sankoli John at the Humboldt Forum.

Thor also told about the impact the circumnavigation has had on the sailors and their work with the canoe Building school Pasana Group.

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The Media Loves Sanakoli

Sanakoli John on Loop News, Papua New Guinea

SAILAU lead star and co-producer Sanakoli John is on an international speaking tour as part of a delegation of Pacific voyagers and canoe builders.

It is such an inspiring story that a traditional sailor from a small island now is travelling the world promoting his cultural knowledge. So far the story has been covered in four outlets. Link to article.

SAILAU is also a social impact campaign to inspire PNG youth to preserve their traditional knowledge and what better role model than Master Sailor Sanakoli John.