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Directed by: Jillian Schlesinger

2014 | USA / Netherlands | 1hr 22min


Friday, February 27, 2015, 7pm


Saturday, February 28, 2015, 3pm

Please note: No Saturday 7pm screening. Come to our Gala Winter Exhibitions Reception instead.

“Imagine All is Lost as a documentary starring Jennifer Lawrence, and you wouldn’t be too far removed from the instantly and enduringly compelling Maidentrip, in which a Dutch teenager chronicles her attempt to become the youngest person to ever sail around the world solo. But Laura Dekker is actually a competent sailor. In fact, she might be the Beethoven of the sailing world, a girl so preternaturally talented that the only force on Earth capable of interfering with her seafaring dreams was the Dutch government. Born on a boat off the coast of New Zealand and crewing her own vessel five years later, Laura Dekker has never been hurting for direction in her life, only the freedom to follow it.” David Ehrlich, Film.com.

Best Documentary Feature, Annapolis Film Festival 2014

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