Directed by Ian Winstanley

United Kingdom

Runtime - 14 minutes

English Language

Playing as part of Documentary Shorts 1 at 5pm on Saturday the 4th of March in the Radisson Edwardian Screen at the Odeon Printworks.

Telling the story of working ballet dancer, Laura Purkiss. She is a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet with a unique difference; she is also Laura Tye; mother of two.

The portrait of Laura not only affirms the difficulties of balancing everyday family life with the hard work and dedication it takes to dance with a world class ballet company; but seeks to uncover the social challenges in returning to the work place after child birth. A day in life for Laura is not easy, but she maintains a steadfast approach to her family and career. Laura shines a light on the important things in life and sets an important example to her daughters by revealing what it takes to be a 21st century working mother.