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This film explores various themes that can be of interest to your group including:
• Goal setting, ambitions and pursuing your dreams.
• Overcoming adversity.
• The importance of female role models, and the idea of 'champions breeding champions’ / 'success breeding success’.
• Understanding the physical, mental, social and emotional health benefits of embracing sport.
• The parallels between sport and leadership development.
• Themes of gender equality in sport - ‘levelling the playing field’ where parallels can be drawn to other areas of life.
• Themes of female empowerment.
The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) have created an educational study guide to accompany the film, with a structured series of discussions about The Will to Fly. Teachers may select from the information and activities to support student’s viewing and close analysis of the film. Please see website to download the free educational study guide, and find out more information about educational focus of the film: http://thewilltoflyfilm.com/education
"Sally Pearson nearly quit athletics last year, until a film on a flight changed her mind. Now she's World Champion!" - BBC Sport.
“The most inspirational movie of the the year.” - Huffington Post Australia.
"One of the best, most moving Australian docos I have ever seen." - Movies with Alex First, 2GB Radio.
"A revealing exploration of the very nature of the competitive spirit" - The Age / Sydney Morning Herald.
This DVD includes
- Original theatrical release of The Will To Fly feature documentary, runtime of 95 minutes, rated G.
- Special features:
- What happened to the jump that Chick made?
- Making of the original soundtrack with composer Thomas E Rouch, mini documentary.
- Deleted Scene.
- Behind the scenes filming Lydia's son Kai.
- Original theatrical trailer.
View trailer here.
Region 0 DVD, PAL or NTSC