Women Talk Sports and Pretty Tough are pleased to support the new documentary film Ready to Fly directed by William A. Kerig.
A stand-up-and-cheer, feel-good movie, Ready to Fly follows World Champion ski jumper Lindsey Van and her women’s ski jumping family through their 12-year fight to achieve gender equality in the Winter Olympic Games.
Since childhood, as a wide-eyed 7-year-old ski jumper with a dream of Olympic flight, Lindsey has been an outsider in a man’s world. Thrust into a fight that’s far bigger than her dreams, larger than ski jumping or even sport, Lindsey and her ad hoc women’s ski jumping family battle entrenched attitudes and seemingly omnipotent gatekeepers to prove that women deserve to compete at the highest level: in the Winter Olympics. This powerful true story tells a tale of sacrifice and determination, of pluck and tragedy, as a very special group of unlikely heroes triumphs over massive obstacles to achieve a dream and change the world for other women in the process.
Ready to Fly is narrated by endurance swimmer Diana Nyad who knows a thing or two about battling the odds.
While the ending of the story might be known (yay), the journey of how the courageous Van and her cast of resilient supporters achieve their dreams will make you leave the theatre feeling more empowered than ever.
The world premiere of this inspiring documentary is Friday, February 10, 2012 in Salt Lake City.
Watch the trailer at: