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  Inspirational Women:

A film by Jillian Schlesinger

2014 Theatrical Release

82 minutes, documentary, color, 2013, In English & Dutch w/ English subtitles

DVD Special Features: Extended Scenes • Time Lapse Sequences • Behind the Scenes • Photo Gallery

14-year-old Laura Dekker 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 a year-long battle with Dutch 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 distant dreams 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 and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

[4 stars] Potent...Inspiring...Real Beauty.”- Time Out New York

[4 stars] It's easy to imagine this compelling chronicle, and its defiantly strong heroine, inspiring countless teens and parents alike.”- New York Daily News

“There is a lovely simplicity to Jillian Schlesinger's film 'Maidentrip.' While this film might initially call to mind 'All Is Lost,' the story here is about one girl's daunting quest and the sheer joy she gets from fulfilling it.” - The Village Voice

“In true bildungsroman fashion [Laura] emerges from her voyage an independent, if angsty, young woman, determined to live by her own rules.” - Ms. Magazine

DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 7-20229-91603-5 | Catalog #: FRF 916035D | SRP: $24.95 | Street: July 8

A film by Kathryn Bertine

2014 Theatrical Release

106 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

DVD Special Features: • Bonus Video: The Five C’s of Change • Photo Gallery • Filmmaker Bio

Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren't women receiving half the road?

Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Half the Road explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports. With footage from some of the world's best races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, officials, doctors and family members, Half the Road offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive.

Included as well are notable women who have achieved inroads in other sports, such as Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register (as "K.V. Switzer") and run the all-male Boston Marathon in 1967; the iconic photo of her being attacked by a race official was listed by Time-Life as among its "100 Photographs that Changed the World."

“Kathryn Bertine makes a convincing argument for the disparity in fairness between men’s and women’s cycling in her impassioned documentary.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A plea for equal pay for equal pedaling. A rock-solid argument.” - The New York Times

“A high-impact, enraging portrait of entrenched sexism in competitive sports that proves parity is worth fighting for.”
- The Village Voice

DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 7-20229-91604-2 | Catalog #: FRF 916042D | SRP: $24.95 | Street: July 8

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