Joining Rebecca on the journey is Huyen Nguyen, one of the most decorated athletes in Vietnam’s history with several gold medals in cycling. Hyuen and Rebecca push through the jungle’s challenges while sharing their personal hardships and their memories of losses and the war.
Rebecca’s sponsor, Red Bull Media, decided her story of this ride was worthy of becoming their first-ever feature film to be written, produced, directed, and edited entirely in-house. The landscape is beautifully portrayed with drone footage, and the heart wrenching story is expertly produced by a small crew who traveled primarily by motorcycles where cars cannot go.
“Looking back, it seems obvious that this lesson from my dad was waiting for me,” Rebecca said. “I thought I was going on this bike expedition and that it would be a very personal journey and now I’m realizing that this whole story is so much bigger than just me. It’s a story for veterans, for families, and for the villagers in Laos. It’s a global story of forgiveness and I feel a big responsibility to be the messenger and to tell it well.”