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Maidentrip (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Adventure, Biography | March 2013 (USA)
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14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dick Dekker Dick Dekker ... Himself
Kim Dekker Kim Dekker ... Herself
Laura Dekker ... Herself
Barbara Mueller Barbara Mueller ... Herself
Mike Rule Mike Rule ... Himself
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14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Country:

USA

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laura: yngsta världsomseglaren See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,622, 22 December 2013

Gross USA:

$68,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,243
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CoPilot Pictures See more »
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| (TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In August 2009, Laura Dekker announced her plan for a two-year solo sailing voyage around the globe in the Dutch national newspaper, Algemeen Dagblad. See more »

Quotes

Laura Dekker: Nobody said life was easy
Laura Dekker: But that's a pretty annoying fact
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Soundtracks

Something, Somewhere, Sometime
Performed by Ben Sollee
Written by Ben Sollee
From the album "Live From the Grocery On Home"
Courtesy of Sonablast! Records
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Love and Belief Will Take You Around the World
26 December 2015 | by joncheskinSee all my reviews

Maidentrip is a beautiful documentary about Laura Dekker's year and a half voyage to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world. Dekker, who is Dutch, set sail from Gibraltar in 2010 and made the journey in a year and half, finishing a few months after her 16th birthday. Her route took her to St. Martins, Panama, the Galapagos Islands, Austrailia, the Cape of Good Hope, and back to St. Martins.

This movie is amazing first because of the premise--that a girl, 14, would even try such an amazing task. We learn that Laura is no ordinary girl--from an early age she loved sailing, and in fact would sail all over Holland by herself by the age of 10. In 2009, only 13 years old, she sailed across the English Channel from Holland and back by herself. When it became known that she intended to sail around the world, Dutch authorities attempted to remove her from her father's custody to keep her from making the trip. After a court victory, the way was cleared for her.

As we follow Laura on her journey, what we realize is that, however young she is, this is a remarkable person with a vision. The trip becomes something of a work of art--she photographs it all herself-- and so is really a sort of view of the entire world through her lens. Additionally, we get to know a story of her tumultuous past and how her voyage potentially can liberate her, and the story is compelling. Laura is involved in an immense but joyful struggle to see the world, show us her experience, and even fully create herself as a person. It is an amazing story.


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