Maiden

by Alex Holmes

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(UK / 2018 / 97’)

 

Tracy Edwards used to work as a cook on boats, before becoming the skipper of the first all-female team at the 1989 Whitbread Round the World. The young heroine of this story has faced a dark sea of doubts and fears: all the men around her were betting on her failure. But she didn't let this get to her, thanks to the strength of her crew. The rules of the English sports scene, for too long bound to the same principle of machismo that has permeated the whole of Western society, have been turned upside down by this woman, symbol of an unstoppable female power. The documentary directed by Alex Holmes tells a true story, and one full of hope.

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