Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air
- Official Website
- History, Minorities, Biography, and Cultural History
20 women, including Amelia Earhart, raced across the country in 1929 to prove that women could fly and that flying was safe. Facing cultural stereotypes, mechanical failures, navigational challenges and endless chicken dinners, the women became pioneering legends in aviation and continue to inspire anyone who has the courage to follow their dreams.
Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby
- Show treatment
Shot and mastered on HD, Breaking Through The Clouds has archival footage of the actual race, recreations of the race using planes like the women flew in 1929, interviews with legendary pilots Elinor Smith, Patty Wagstaff and Julie Clark as well as interviews from family members of the women pilots and people who knew them best.
- Running time
- 109 and 90 minutes
- Heather Taylor ... Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Researcher
- Prod. Co.
- Archetypal Images, LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- Prod. Partners
- Release year
- Best of Festival at Chagrin FF, Top Award at Utopia FF, Best Doc at Reel Independent FF, Award of Excellence at The Indie Fest
- Gold Peer Award at TIVA, Telly Award, Combs Gates Award from Nat'l Aviation Hall of Fame, Finalist at IDA
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