July 30, 2014 Maidentrip (2014) Documentary/Adventure Plus Skype Q&A with Director Jillian Schlesinger
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14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a yearlong battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature amplifies Laura's brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura's own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa. 82 minutes. Director: Jillian Schlesinger. Language - English, Dutch w. English Subtitles.
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival
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