Women with a Mission - Jalou

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - PORTUGUESE SURF FILM FESTIVAL - 2018
FILM FESTIVALS - 2 - SELECTIONS
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A JaJa Film Productions production

Director: Jamillah van der Hulst

Producers: Jamillah van der Hulst & Conrad Alleblas

Duration: 22 minutes

Premiere: 13 March 2016 (Benelux: TLC)

Sales by JaJa Film Productions

Women with a Mission is a series of 3 short documentary films. Each film tells a compelling story about a woman with a mission who, under most challenging circumstances, follows her passion and uses sports for change.

In the documentary film Women with a Mission – Jalou the portrait is sketched of world champion kitesurfing Jalou Langeree who wants to reach for the highest in kitesurfing and who wants to be an inspiration for girls and women to also take part in extreme sports. With the full support of her family Jalou puts all effort in becoming the best and in staying at the top in her sport although this is not always understood by everyone. Within the sport itself, which is strongly dominated by men, and beyond, Jalou has to fight for the right appreciation of her performance. Her mother Ellen Langeree and her brother Kevin Langeree, also a kitesurfing world champion, speak in awe of her perseverance and her skills in the water. It becomes clear that Jalou is on a mission to create equality between men and women in extreme sports.