After surviving a terrorist-hijacked plane, anthropologist Santiago Genoves devised an extraordinary experiment to study the root of violence; isolate a load of strangers on a tiny raft at sea for 100 days…
Labelled ‘The Sex Raft’ by tabloids and frowned upon by leading academics and scientists, the experiment led by anthropologist Santiago Genoves in 1973 is an incredible story. Genoves wanted to find the solution to violence and bring about world peace; his method was to assemble of crew of men and women from diverse backgrounds and create a microcosm of the world, but with women in more powerful roles – a climate he hoped would be the perfect storm.
Bringing together survivors from the experiment aboard a reconstructed raft built to proportion in present day, The Raft explores their perceptions of the events of 45 years ago. With an incredible wealth of filmed footage from the raft, and frank conversations between the living participants, uncomfortable truths emerge and the nature of Genoves’ controversial experiment is reconsidered.