CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wind Gods is a thrilling, action-packed 60-minute documentary telling the story of the 33rd America's Cup yacht race, in which Oracle Corporation owner Larry Ellison's American yacht USA-17, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, defeated the Swiss-owned Alinghi 5 yacht of Italian entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. Beautifully shot in high definition with unique footage of the famous race, the film documents Ellison's ultimately successful effort to bring the America's Cup back to the United States after 18 years. The Wind Gods will be available via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) beginning April 26, 2013 (check local listings).
This stirring documentary, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, is a powerful celebration of life on the ocean, and the men and women who spend their lives seeking to conquer it. Directed by Peabody-award winner Fritz Mitchell and produced by Skydance Productions, the film's soaring orchestral score by composer Pinar Toprak received the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Documentary Score in 2011.
About WTTW National Productions WTTW National Productions is a premier producer and presenter of original, high-quality television programs for both public and commercial television broadcast. WTTW National Productions is a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW11 Chicago. For more than 50 years, WTTW11 and WTTW National Productions have introduced a wide array of ground-breaking television programming – reflecting the world's rich and diverse arts and entertainment scene as well as education, politics, public affairs, business, and religion – to a national audience. Its landmark innovative series and original productions include the critically-acclaimed performance showcases Soundstage, Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis; Proclamation of Hope, andDavid Broza at Masada: The Sunrise Concert; cultural series, MEXICO—One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless,Grannies on Safari, Ebert Presents At the Movies and The Artist Toolbox; the business series CEO Exchange; the documentary series Retirement Revolution; the transmedia online educational children's properties Mission to Planet 429 and UMIGO, and the award-winning animated children's series WordWorld. For more information, please visit www.wttw.com/national.
About NETA The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. NETA connects people and ideas by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.