“Free Fall:” An Awe-Inspiring Video of Deep-Sea Freediving

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“Free Fall” is the first underwater film by the diver-filmmakers of the French studio Les Films Engloutis. Published on Vimeo, the video gives viewers a rare look at deep-sea freediving. The short film is shot off of the coast of Long Island of the Bahamas. The subject, co-director Guillaume Néry, steps down from the shore, traveling down the shallow, sandy sea bed. A base jumper, Néry then dives down into the depths of Dean’s Blue Hole, the largest of its kind at 202 meters. In a surprisingly beautiful show, the diver lands on the bottom, extending his arms as the music plays “you make me feel stronger.” His extreme sport is completed as a unified visual and visceral experience.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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