Ohio Independent Film Festival 2011 featuring Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby
Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:00 PM EDT
- Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:00 PM EDT
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby - The inspiring story of 20 women who raced across America in 1929. Amelia Earhart and 19 other women defied convention by racing across the sky to compete in the first Women's National Air Derby. With just a compass and road map to guide them, they navigated through rough weather, mechanical failures, public scrutiny and rumors of sabotage. Wearing breeches and goggles during the day and ball gowns in the evening, these aviators challenged stereotypes by proving women could be independent, competitive, self-sufficient, intelligent, graceful and above all, really good pilots.