True Spirit, which opened in February, tells the story of an Australian girl who made headlines when she became the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. True Spirit follows Jessica Watson, a sixteen-year-old girl who risks everything, including her life, to accomplish her desire of sailing nonstop around the world on her own. It’s a story of love, hope, and survival.
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Jessica Watson survived seven knockdowns and 210 days at sea alone while sailing in some of the world’s most remote waters. She was met at the end of her voyage by the Australian Prime Minister of the moment, who referred to her as an Australian hero. Her story is now being told in this inspiring new Netflix film, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
When will True Spirit air on Netflix?
Mark your calendars! True Spirit officially premieres on February 3, 2023, on Netflix at 3 am ET/ 12 am PT/1.30 pm IST.
Can you watch it for free?
Unfortunately, because the streamer does not offer a free trial period, you will have to spend some money and subscribe if you want to catch up on this series and a slew of others as they air. The good news is that you can watch Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or any other compatible streaming device. However, there are a few offers that you can use to get a free account on the streaming service.
- Jio Postpaid Plans start at Rs 399.
- JioFibre monthly plan worth Rs 1499.
- Vi Redx plan at Rs 1099 per month.
- The free year-long subscription with Verizon Fios.
- T-Mobile will give basic and standard subscriptions at $8.99 and $13.99.
True spirit: Everything you need to know
Below is the official synopsis for True Spirit:
“When Jessica Watson sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, she must overcome her greatest fear as she navigates the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean. Based on a true story.”
True Spirit follows Jessica Watson on her 210-day sail around the world. Despite the fact that she was just 16 years old at the time, she accumulated almost 22,000 nautical miles. While many consider her epic expedition to be a triumph, it was clearly not without difficulties, as she encountered everything from gale-force winds to dangerous icebergs to terrible loneliness. The film depicts her transformation from a typical young girl to someone with the courage, guts, and perseverance to chase her aspirations.
The film stars Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson, Cliff Curtis as Ben Bryant, and Anna Paquin as Julie Watson. True spirit also stars Superstore’s Josh Lawson, Bridget Webb, Stacy Clausen, and Todd Lasance in lead roles.