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London2London: Via the World

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London2London: Via the World Photo: © Justine Curgenven
‘This expedition pushed and challenged me to my limits and beyond. There were quite a few moments when I wasn’t sure if I would make it out alive. But I was determined to see it through to the end and to now be back home is really special. I have been humbled and inspired by the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met, which made for an amazing few years.’ – Sarah Outen

London2London: Via the World expedition saw Sarah loop the planet using a rowing boat, bike and kayak – a journey of some 25,000 miles that took 4.5 years. It was a charity fundraising and storytelling mission as well as a huge adventure.

Sarah, together with film maker Jen Randall, has recently launched a Kickstarter Campaign to create a documentary film of the expedition.

The film promises to be fresh, authentic, dynamically textured and playful. It will explore the inner and outer journeys through a mix of film sequences, images, sound and text. Questions will thread the film, answered in a variety of ways, reflecting the curiosity that we know the story creates. How do you cope with the loneliness? Where do you go to the loo? How did you choose your route? How did you prepare mentally? How do you sleep ion the boat? What was it like coming home?

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The core of the film will be footage shot during the journey – raw, gritty clips shot by Sarah using Go Pro and hand held cameras or by her kayaking buddy Justine Curgenven, taking you right into the boat, the bike and the moment. She wants you to feel the dizzying mix of trepidation and exhilaration of a deep ocean swim, the fear of being in a tropical storm, the emotion at being shown kindness by strangers, the demons of PTSD and the wonder of the wild.

Sarah and Jen’s vision is for a film that not only entertains, but also inspires and empowers – in short, ‘a kickass piece of documentary that will leave a mark on your soul and your psyche’.

For more information and to back the campaign, visit the Kickstarter page.