The documentary MAIDENTRIP chronicles the life and adventures of 14-year-old Laura Dekker (pictured above), who set out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. SCREEN's Mike McNamara bumped into director Jillian Schlesinger and producer Emily McAllister just after their world premiere at South By Southwest and chatted with the duo about MAIDENTRIP, their brave young subject of the film and the state of women in filmmaking... enjoy this week's Filmmaker Focus!

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