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🌈Saffron Screen to Host Film Premiere
UK author, speaker and adventurer Sarah Outen MBE unveils her new film Home at Saffron Screen on Sunday 8th September as part of the venue’s Rainbow Film Festival.
Home, directed by Jen Randall, intimately and unflinchingly tells the story of Sarah‘s solo, human powered expedition around the globe, where she was brought to the mental and physical brink by a violent ocean storm.Between 2011 and 2015 UK adventurer Sarah traversed the globe. For her expedition London2London: Via The World, Sarah was the engine, travelling by bike, kayak and rowing boat across Europe and Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and finally the Atlantic.
Sarah’s incredible four-year odyssey saw her travel over 20,000 miles. As she migrated between cultures, climates and landscapes under her own power. Sarah’s inspirational voyage was followed by thousands, hooked on her infectious humour and love of life.
But travelling mostly solo, the trip took its toll, and the punishing elements, ticking clock and months of solitude pushed Sarah to the physical and mental brink.
Woven out of hundreds of hours of footage from the expedition, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s journey: the kindness of strangers, the wonders of the wild, the savagery of the elements, the near-death experiences, the demons of her emotional trauma and PTSD, and her discovery of love for a farmer called Lucy.
“I hope that the Home will inspire people to dare to follow their dreams, and feel less afraid of making mistakes… To explore, discover. To be vulnerable and embrace fear and ask for support when they need it. To rethink what bravery might mean.”
Sarah’s expeditioning career started in her early twenties when, following the sudden death of her father, she prepared to row solo across the Indian Ocean in his memory, while raising money for charity.
At 24 Sarah, after 124 days alone at sea rowing from Australia to Mauritius, Sarah became the first woman and youngest person ever to row solo across the Indian Ocean. She was awarded an MBE for this journey.
Saffron Screen, hosts the UK premiere of Home on Sunday 8th September at 8pm. ahead of its opening on Friday 18th October.
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