Morning Light

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Morning Light (2008 Movie)

“Morning Light” is a Disney documentary film released in 2008. The film follows the journey of a group of young amateur sailors as they compete in the Transpacific Yacht Race, also known as the Transpac. The Transpac is a prestigious yacht race that covers over 2,200 nautical miles from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

The documentary begins with hundreds of young sailors applying for the chance to participate in the race. Out of these applicants, a group of 15 young men and women, all between the ages of 18 and 23, are selected to form the Morning Light team. They come from diverse backgrounds and levels of sailing experience but share a passion for the sport and a desire to prove themselves.

The film documents the intense and rigorous training that the team undergoes to prepare for the challenging race. They train on a specially designed racing yacht, learn the intricacies of sailing, and build camaraderie as they face the physical and mental demands of ocean racing.

As the Transpac race begins, the team faces various obstacles, including adverse weather conditions, technical issues, and the mental challenges of long-distance sailing. Throughout the journey, they learn valuable lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and the importance of following their dreams.

“Morning Light” offers a unique and immersive look at the world of ocean racing and the determination of young sailors who pursue their passion for sailing. The film captures the excitement and adventure of the race and showcases the beauty and power of the ocean.

Directed by Mark Monroe, “Morning Light” is a captivating documentary that combines stunning visuals, a compelling narrative, and a message of inspiration and empowerment. It celebrates the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of excellence while highlighting the potential of young people to achieve their goals through hard work and dedication.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: 275,000
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  • Directors: Mark Monroe
  • Producer: Morgan Sackett
  • Music: Ric Markmann, Dan Pinella and Chris Wagner

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