May 22, 2014, 7:00 PM
Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
Burlington Film Society
A film by Jillian Schlesinger
Documentary / First Run Features / English, Dutch w. English Subtitles / 2013 / 82 Min
Genevieve Jacobs, a professor, psychotherapist, writer and native Vermonter who grew up sailing and boat-building with her parents, will be introducing the film.
Winner Visions Audience Award – 2013 SXSW Film Festival
15-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 year-long 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.
View trailer HERE.