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In 1995 Laura Dekker was born on a boat in the port of Whangarei, New Zealand during her parents' seven-year voyage around the world on their sailboat. At just six years of age, Laura sailed her own dinghy alone across the lake where she lived. At the age of ten, she took a multi-week trip to Friesland, Netherlands accompanied only by her dog Spot. Then, in 2009, at the age of 13 Laura announced her plans to sail solo around the globe.
After a year-long court battle with Dutch authorities who attempted to stop her voyage and the unwanted global media scrutiny it sparked, 14-year-old Laura Dekker finally set out—camera in hand—on a two-year solo voyage in pursuit of her dream, alone without a follow boat or a support team, on her transformative 27,000 mile global odyssey. During the longest leg of her trip across the Indian Ocean, Laura spent 47 days alone at sea.
Laura's dream was "to be the youngest ever to sail around the world alone," but she didn't want to set a speed record. Instead, she sought to experience the remote and wonderful corners of the planet on her own, stopping to explore along the way.
Starring Laura Dekker
Directed by Jillian Schlesinger
Running Time - 1:22
Genre - Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 17th, 2014
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