14-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.
3 day rental • NR • 82 min.
“Before our eyes, Laura's lengthening limbs and deepening introspection become the point of a movie that begins with a child and ends with a young woman.“
— New York Times
— Time Out New York
“It's easy to imagine this compelling chronicle, and its defiantly strong heroine, inspiring countless teens and parents alike.”
— New York Daily News
“The film is a compelling tribute to a remarkable achievement, and to a young woman who is, in her own words, “pretty bad-ass.’”
— Seattle Times