In 1989, the Whitbread Around the World Race was considered to be the most dangerous sailing competition on earth. When 26-year-old Tracy Edwards wanted to participate, she was met with resistance and sexism – no team would take her. Left with no other choice, she started an all-female crew, one who would not only take on the vast and foreboding ocean, but also the doubts and attacks from her male competitors and press. In this incredible true story, watch Edwards and her crew attempt to turn the impossible into reality as they take on fifty-foot waves, icebergs and all of the dangers of the great and powerful sea. MAIDEN is a stunning, emotional film that is “a cause for celebration”! (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS
- An Evening with Maiden – In this Q&A, Director Alex Holmes and Skipper of Maiden Tracy Edwards answer questions on the state of sailing, life after the historic race, and the enduring work of The Maiden Project; moderated by Briana Dekeyser.
- Women Making Waves – Director Alex Holmes, Producer Victoria Gregory, and Skipper of Maiden Tracy Edwards discuss how Maiden’s exhilarating archival footage captured the personalities of the crew and why the film’s story is so significant today.
CAST AND CREW
Director: Alex Holmes
Executive Producer: James Erskine
Producers: Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes
Screenplay: Alex Holmes
Cinematographer: Chris Openshaw
Editor: Katie Bryer
Music: Rob Manning, Samuel Sim
Run Time: 93 minutes
Rating: Rated PG
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