Tuesday 13 August 2019 -
18:30 to 20:30

Special screening under the British Council patronage will take place on 13 August at 18.30 in Muranów cinema in Warsaw.

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew, she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

Original title: Maiden
Director: Alex Holmes
Occurs: Tracy Edwards
Country of production: Great Britain
Production year: 2018
Release date: August 9, 2019
Original language: English
Genre: documentary
Duration: 97 minutes