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Maiden

Maiden
Documentary | 2019 | PG. 1hr 37min
Closed Captioning | Open Captions on Wed | Audio Description | Baby/Sensory Friendly on Wed AM CAST: Tracy Edwards DIRECTOR: Alex Holmes ENDS 8/22

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 secondhand 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 equal of men.


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A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale.
Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter
A rip-roaring tale of adventure and endurance on the high seas, and sexism on dry land.
Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia
An incredible story, and Holmes keeps a sharp eye on its cultural commentary to make it a part of a contemporary conversation.
Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
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