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The Man Who Discovered America

The Man Who Discovered America

| 20 min

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.

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


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