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DIRECTED BY - Monika Petrillo

Monika Petrillo has never been a person to postpone her dreams. So at 24 she decided to get a pilot's license. A year later, her father surprised her by learning to fly as well. As the movie begins, they take off together to circumnavigate the continent of Australia.

The only woman pilot in a group of eleven people, Monika experiences the true freedom of flight above one of the most untouched places on earth. As she becomes exposed to Australian culture, she learns about the Walkabout, a spiritual journey the Aborigines have valued for tens of thousands of years. That inspires her to use this trip to take stock of her own spiritual household. The first step toward that end is to relax. But that proves much more difficult than she thought: a tight schedule, careful and constant maintenance of the aircraft, pot-holed dirt runways, mechanical failures, sudden loss of visibility and unpredictable crosswinds keep her both too busy and too uptight. But what impacts her most is the conflict that arises between her father and herself.




Film Info

RUNTIME - 74 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

FORMAT - DVD Region All

COUNTRY - Australia

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color, Full-Frame


A courageously honest self portrait. Cool adventure. Awesome footage.

- Robert Rodriguez, Director

So inspiring. I loved it.

- Anne Walker-McBay, Producer

The doc has wonderful messages in it. It is very empowering and insightful.



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