Manon Ossevoort has set an extreme World record: she’s the first woman to travel from the village where she was born (Netherlands, EU) all the way to the South Pole… by tractor.
Over 38.000 kilometers she’s covered from the Netherlands and through the most divers countries and landscapes. What inspired her to do this? Well, with her ‘Tractor Girl’ project the Dutch actress and theatre-maker wanted to create a real (and real-life) adventure story about having dreams, and more important, about doing them! And through her own journey give a stage to beautiful people and inspiring stories and initiatives she encountered on her way. The story gave an epic glance to another, rather positive and hopeful World, we also live in.
On the 9th of December, 9 years after starting, Manon arrived with her tractor at the geographic South Pole. An emotional moment. Impressions and stories of this epic adventure can be found on this website.
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Manon tells her story from the early stages of ‘having a dream’ and starting to plan pragmatically (but never having done anything special like organizing a bingo), up to bouncing through the dessert on her tractor, and being followed by the World’s media.
She likes to share with her audience the funny and often hopeful stories she experienced on her way through Europe, the Balkans, Africa and on Antarctica. For over four years Manon filmed portraits of inspiring people and initiatives while traveling, and she filmed herself on her tractor-journey. This film-footage is now being turned into a documentary movie. Her (interactive) talks show a large range of these beautiful images and stories.
Manon Ossevoort uses her talents as an actrice and story-teller to take her audience on epic adventure to a World of infinite possibilities and inspiration.