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Int’l nets find Will to Fly

The Will to Fly tells the story of Olympic aerial skier Lydia Lassila

National Geographic in Europe is among several international broadcasters to have picked up an Olympic skiing documentary from UK distributor TVF International for 15 of its territories.

The Will to Fly (1×52, 1×95’), made by Australian production company Binding Films and available as a broadcast hour and feature length, tells the story of Olympic aerial skiing gold medallist Lydia Lassila.

The documentary has also been acquired by Finnish public broadcaster YLE; Silknet in Georgia; Globosat in Brazil; and NHK, Japan.

Winner of the Best World Documentary Award at Whistler Film Festival, the film follows Lassila as she strives to become the first woman to perform an array of complex and dangerous manoeuvres.

TVF International is in sales discussions with a number of unnamed broadcasters in the lead up to next month’s Winter Olympics, which takes place in South Korea, and will be Lassila’s last appearance.

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