Prijsuitreiking & Slotfilm MaidenAlex Holmes

Towards the end of the eighties, 24-year-old Tracy Edwards has a big dream: she wants to sail around the world with a completely female team. Maiden tells the wildly exciting story of some bold women who were able to tame the seas as well as counter prejudice. An inspiring and wonderfully entertaining documentary that you takes you on a wild ride.

At the end of the eighties, Tracy Edwards was working as a chef for a number of ambitious sailing teams and caught the sailing bug. As she evolves from helper to full-fledged sailor, a new dream takes shape: she wants to prove that women can be good sailors too. What is obvious today was quite controversial at the time. As the captain of the very first all female sailing crew Edwards participates in one of the most ambitious sailing races in the world. Told through a fascinating combination of archival footage and contemporary interviews, the documentary takes you right into the spectacular sailing race around the world. From the intense preparations and the difficult start to the grand and exciting adventures in which women make history. An inspiring journey in time and across the seas about courage and perseverance, fear and danger, failure and success.

Historische documentaire Sport

Vertoond op editie(s) 2019
Screened at edition(s) 2019


Directed by Alex Holmes
2018 97 min.
No subtitles




Alex Holmes


Victoria Gregory,Alex Holmes

Production company

New Black Films Limited


Chris Openshaw


Katie Bryer


Rob Manning, Samuel Sim

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