The Man Who Discovered America

This short documentary looks at the Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad, who uncovered the remains of a Viking settlement at l'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland in 1960. His search for traces of Norse settlements took him from the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico to the Far North of Canada. His numerous expeditions, many of them recorded on film and narrated by Ingstad, form the basis of this fascinating film about a man who is said to have discovered America in a way that few have or ever will.

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Film Credits

director
Ralph Maud
producer
Dennis Sawyer
camera
Jan Alnaes
sound
Svein Hoede
sound editing
Karl Duplessis
animation
George Geertsen
Meilan Lam
re-recording
Michel Descombes

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