Maiden

Documentary | PG | 97 min.

Showings

Uptown Theater 5 Wed, Oct 23 4:30 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Sat, Oct 26 3:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Rating:PG - coarse language and some suggestive content
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alex Holmes
Cast:Tracy Edwards
Jeni Mundy
Mikaela Von Koskull
Produced By:Victoria Gregory
Alex Holmes
Screenwriter:Alex Holmes
Music By:Rob Manning
Samuel Sim

Description

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equals of men.

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