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Win­ner of the Audi­ence Awards at Cam­den Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val and SXSW Film Fes­ti­val and the Direc­tors Award at the Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val in Tel­luride in 2013

Maid­en­trip (direct­ed by Jil­lian Schlesinger) tells the tale of Lau­ra Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch girl who 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 her family’s year-long bat­tle with Dutch child pro­tec­tion 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 the fond rec­ol­lec­tions 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, as well as inti­mate vérité footage from loca­tions includ­ing the Gala­pa­gos Islands, French Poly­ne­sia, Aus­tralia and South Africa.

Released in 2014
Run­ning time: 82 min­utes

10:00 am on Sat., Nov. 7th at The Earth­box
1:00 pm on Sun., Nov. 8th at Fri­day Har­bor House