THE WILL TO FLY

By Katie BENDER, Leo BAKER

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Documentary - Completed 2015

Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila returns to the sport as a mother to perform the most complex acrobatic manoeuvre ever performed by a woman, fulfil her childhood dreams, and make history.

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& Awards

Whistler 2016
Best World Documentary Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Katie BENDER, Leo BAKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Katie BENDER
    • Synopsis
    • From a sunburnt country of desert and beaches, known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary; The Will To Fly is a feature documentary film about the inspirational story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila, pursuing the ambitions of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career.

      Lydia ventures to uphold her Olympic crown as a mother, but more specifically, she seeks to write history by being the first woman to perform the most complex and dangerous manoeuvre of any acrobatic sport; a quadruple twisting, triple somersault on skis. Since missing her opportunity with gymnastics as a young girl, The Will To Fly showcases Lydia’s lifelong quest to fulfil her sporting aspirations.
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