MAIDENTRIP

Directed by JILLIAN SCHLESINGER, LAURA DEKKER

DIRECTOR

JILLIAN SCHLESINGER, LAURA DEKKER

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

82 mins

YEAR

2013

LANGUAGE

English, Dutch with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

14-year-old Laura Dekker embarks on an unforgettable 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 year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a media whirlwind, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and her own burgeoning identity. Maidentrip documents her brave, defiant journey at sea with her own self-shot video alongside vérité footage from stops along the way -including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

Awards
Camden International Film Festival – Audience Award
SXSW Film Festival – Audience Award
Mountain Film In Telluride – Festival Directors Award

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