Row For Freedom
Thirty-two-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women took on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space: row three thousand miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados.
Row for Freedom chronicles that December 2011 journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing, which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia's search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence.
Born and raised in Finland before moving to the UK at age six, Julia's physical and emotional treks unfolds to reveal the desperate plight of the 30 million victims of the modern-day slave trade; the tragedy that served as the motivation for her row.
You'll be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken.