12A

Babes In Arms: Maiden

INFO

Starring
Tracy Edwards

Director: Alex Holmes

Running Time: 98 minutes

Certificate: 12A - infrequent strong language, references to sexism

Country: UK

Format: 2D


PARENT AND BABY SCREENING FOR CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR OLD ONLY. NO BABY? NO ENTRY.

LIGHT AND SOUND LEVELS ARE OPTIMISED FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARENT AND BABY AND, WHERE POSSIBLE, THE FILM WILL BE SCREENED WITH SUBTITLES.

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.
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