Project Description


In Bangladesh, a young engineer called Corentin de Chatelperron decides to be the first to test the sailing boat that he’s created – with help from his team ‘Gold of Bengal’ – from discarded materials.  He has one ambition: to achieve complete freedom at sea. He sets off on his journey with two egg-laying hens, a small greenhouse to grow potatoes, and various other handmade contraptions for 6 months’ sailing around the deserted islands of the Gulf of Bengal.

This astonishing seafaring adventure is also a perfect opportunity to reflect, both alone and as a team, on the potential of so-called ‘low technologies’, simple tools, built with whatever materials are available, that help people to meet their basic needs in difficult circumstances.