Via Sedna

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 7.30 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 11

55 mins, Director Ramona Waldner, Austria, NZ Premiere, Subtitles. 

When Caro North and Marta Guemes worked together on a social project as mountain guide and skipper, they soon realised that they shared the same passion for great adventures and expeditions into the unknown. Soon they began to dream of a joint expedition that would be different from anything they had experienced before

They wanted to sail with an all-female team from France through the rough Arctic sea to Greenland, where the climbers would attempt the first ascent of a Big Wall.

It took another two years until all the preparations were made, the funding and logistics were in place and a team of three strong climbing friends, four tough sailors and a filmmaker was assembled. Finally, they were able to set sail from La Rochelle, but it soon became clear that Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the seas, would put the team to the test. A pure story of patience, determination, trust, a strong female bond, and extraordinary performances with a touch of humour.