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For holding her breath and submerging herself into the depths of the ocean from the Bahamas to Antarctica, Jessea Lu holds several national records in freediving. In 2018, she attempted to set a world record but fell short: after achieving her target depth of 93 metres, Lu suffered a blackout while returning to the surface. Rescued by her safety crew, she was lifeless for four minutes. The near-death experience was like a rebirth for Lu, who didn’t abandon the sport but rather challenged herself to face her fears and continue to chase new depths. What are our limits, both physical and emotional? Director Yuqi Kang forms a deep and intimate bond with Lu, following her intense training and joining her in the ocean as the two discover their similarities, and the vulnerability of coming to terms with past traumas and looking for fresh starts, and realize that trusting ourselves and others is a necessary part of the complicated human condition.

Distributor: NFB


  • Director(s)

    • Yuqi Kang
  • Producer(s)

    • Ina Fichman
    • Sherien Barsoum
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Ina Fichman
    • Shirley Vercruysse
    • Anite Lee
    • Kate Baxter
    • Neeraj Bhargava
  • Writer(s)

    • Yuqi Kang
  • Editor(s)

    • Dominique Champagne
  • Cinematography

    • Kalina Bertin
    • Alex Lampron
  • Composer

    • Frannie Holder
    • Mario Sévigny
    • Lauren Bélec
  • Sound

    • Sasha Ratcliffe
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