BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
International documentary

Maidentrip

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Maidentrip
USA/ 2013/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
Nederlandsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk/Ingen når engelsk tale
CAST:
Laura Dekker
DIRECTOR:
Jillian Schlesinger
WRITER:
Penelope Falk, Jillian Schlesinger, Laura Dekker
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Hillary Spera
PRODUCER:
Jillian Schlesinger, Emily McAllister
TEMA:
Havet
I'll sail this ship alone

14-year-old Laura Dekker from The Netherlands decides to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. After careful planning and a persistent battle with Dutch authorities, she sets out on a challenging journey. While it is director Jillian Schlesinger who films Laura when she is in port, it is Laura herself that documents her experiences and thoughts when she is alone at sea. Her spirit of adventure leads her to exotic destinations such as the Galapagos Islands and French Polynesia. MAIDENTRIP is an exciting and inspiring film about a uniquely determined teenage girl.

 

Jillian Schlesinger

Brooklyn-based filmmaker JILLIAN SCHLESINGER works in various roles on documentaries and promotional content for television. MAIDENTRIP is her directorial debut and received the Audience Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) earlier this year.