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Maiden (2018)

A moving documentary about a trailblazing all-female yachting crew

Documentary, Drama

7.2

movie

United Kingdom

English, French

Inspiring, Uplifting

2018

Alex Holmes

Frank Bough, Howard Gibbons

93 min

Synopsis

In a moving portrait of resilience, Alex Holmes chronicles the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

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7.2
Sonia Botsarova

This documentary charts the challenges faced by sailor Tracy Edwards and her 12-woman crew in the wake of their decision to participate in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, the grueling yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months. Director Alex Holmes recreates their adventure using archival footage shot by the women themselves on their voyage, and interesting interviews with the crew members as well as the men who criticized and ridiculed them at the time. Maiden is an interesting bit of documentary filmmaking that is also inspirational and empowering.

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