Alex Holmes, GB, 2019
97 min., OmeU
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 andgenerate bad publicity.
But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged 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.

To  mark  the International Women’s Day,  the United  Nations  Information  Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the UK to the United Nations (Vienna)and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening and Austrian pre-premiere of the documentary “Maiden”.

Désirée Schweitzer: President, UN WomenNational Committee Austria
Rosa Diketmüller: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, 100% Sport –the Austrian Centre for Gender Competence in Sport
Sylvia Vogl: Vice-President, Austrian Sailing Federation
Martin Nesirky: Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, Moderator

“Ciné-ONU Vienna” is part of a Europe-wide initiative of regular film screenings of UN related topics followed by podium discussions with  invited  guests  who  were  part of the film making process or are experts in the topic covered by the film. The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna is honoured to have “Ciné-ONU Vienna” partner with this human world (THW) film festival and Topkino for the regular film screenings in Vienna.
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