Documentary 'Going Deep for Vancouver'
In collaboration with documentary maker Thom Verheul and film maker Ismael Lotz, Margriet de Schutter has made the Documentary ‘Going Deep for Vancouver’.
Going Deep for Vancouver
Since her childhood Margriet de Schutter has had a dream: to compete at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver as a short track speed skater. Through years of intensive training she achieves a high level and becomes a member of the National Short Track Team. Vigorous training and international competition bring her success, but also a battle with an increasing number of injuries. Is her body really good enough for short track speed skating? Is she not too heavy and can she sit deep enough on her skates? Her strong will power brings Margriet close to participation in Vancouver.
When she loses her place in the National Team, Margriet suffers a mental crises. How will she cope without her sport, will she still know who she really is? Her mental coach advises her to find her true self again. The same passion that drove Margriet to 'go deep' as an athlete enables her to go deep in this very personal and revealing documentary.
In December 2012 this documentary has won an award during the FICTS Film Festival in Milan, world’s biggest Film Festival in the field of sports.