The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Screens Kon-Tiki

For more than 35 years, Gary Fournier has held executive-level positions with leading financial institutions and currently serves as a managing director at JP Morgan. Outside of his professional ventures, Gary Fournier remains active in his community and works closely with organizations like the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy recently screened Kon-Tiki as the final film in its series, The Beauty of Nature. Screened at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California, Kon-Tiki features a reenactment of the raft voyage undertaken by Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdal, and his five friends. The friends sail an unsteady balsa wood raft across the Pacific Ocean and encounter sharks, tidal waves, and other dangers along their incredible 4,300-mile journey. With noteworthy CGI effects, Kon-Tiki was Norway’s 2013 Academy Awards submission for best foreign film.

To host the Kon-Tiki film screening, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy partnered with SCAN, a group committed to sharing Nordic Heritage and preserving the Scandinavian Center at Nansen Field in California. Representatives from Palos Verdes noted that the film embodies the passion and courage that the organization brings to land conservation efforts.

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