About the film

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Spanish firefighter, Didac Costa, and his ragtag team of mostly volunteers put everything on the line to tackle arguably the most extreme sporting event on the planet – the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop and unassisted sailing race around the world. Costa battles mounting personal debt, an ill-timed lightning strike, a collision with a whale and finally, the Southern Ocean, home to the most inhospitable seas on Earth. A gripping portrait of an introvert obsessed with a dream that could very well kill him. Or elevate him to sporting immortality.

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Cada cuatro años, un grupo de valientes hombres y mujeres se embarcan la Vendée Globe, una de las mayores gestas deportivas del mundo. El desafío: navegar alrededor del mundo, en solitario, sin escalas ni asistencia. Sigue a este bombero profesional mientras lucha por conseguir apoyo financiero mientras se apresura a terminar el refit de su barco, en medio de una pandémia global. Y luego surca con él las aguas más inhóspitas de planeta.
 
Con un barco de veinte años y un pequeño equipo, en su mayoría voluntarios, el proyecto de Didac contrasta con otros equipos de presupuestos multi-millionarios y barcos de última generación. Pero viendo a Didac afrontar todas estas adversidades, retrasos y riesgos personales, el navegante nos inspira a seguir nuestros propios sueños a cualquier precio.

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Where to Watch

Upcoming Screenings

Barcelona

December 5, 2021
20h 

Cinema Maldà

Barcelona

December 12, 2021
20h 

Cinema Maldà

Barcelona

December 18, 2021
20h 

Cinema Maldà

Barcelona

December 26, 2021
20h 

Cinema Maldà

The Cast

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Didac Costa

Ocean Sailor

Didac is one of the world's best offshore sailors and recently  became the first Spaniard in history to finish the Vendée Globe twice - the solo sailing race around the world without stops or assistance. His list of nautical achievements also includes crossing the Atlantic alone in the Mini Transat 2011 and around the world double-handed, in the 2014 Barcelona World Race. Didac is also a firefighter whose vocation in service now extends to designing sustainable sailing projects and empowering the next generation of ocean athletes.

The Filmmaker

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Nathan Siegel

Director

Nathan Siegel is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of ONA, a production company that makes films about the ocean. Before moving into the world of documentary, he worked as a video and photojournalist based in East Africa, covering environmental issues for publications like the Guardian, CNN and BBC. He now lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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