FILM SCREENING: Freediving Documentary ‘Inside Under’


Wednesday 27 November 2019

The documentary follows Martina Amati as she teams up with Doctor Kevin Fong to explore the physiological effects of freediving and was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust Large Art Award commission in 2012. The film includes footage and interviews with scientists and the world’s pioneers of freediving, amongst others Enzo Maiorca [1931–2016], who was the first to freedive down to -50 metres. Enzo was told he would die attempting the record but he did it anyway. Since Enzo’s time, divers have continued to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible, diving to ever greater depths (the current world record for ‘no limits’ diving is -230m) and – with the help of scientists – are continue pushing this incredible and fascinating discipline.

Martina Amati is a film-maker and artist based in London. Many of her films study the human body crystalised in movement and the limits of its strength and fragility. She grew up close to the sea in Italy, and water is a recurring theme in her work.

Doctor Kevin Fong is co-director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine in London.

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