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Freediving with Killer Whales

Format: 1 x 45 / 1 x 26

This documentary follows Stig Aavall Severinsen, current World Champion in freediving, as he lives out his dream to interact with killer whales and explore their memerising underwater world, diving only wih a mask and snorkel. The film takes viewers on an unforgettable journey north of the Polar Circle, to Tysfjorden, Norway, where killer whales come each year to hunt and eat herring.

Killer Whales are extraordinary and beautiful animals. Graceful to watch and fun-loving in their behaviour, they are among the most intelligent creatures on earth. They are also social and loving, living together as families and communities for all of their lives. Many humans are drawn towards these qualities, and killer whales often show humans affection in return.

Within the stunning natural landscape of the whales, Stig displays his extreme skill as a freediver, holding his breath for long periods of time as he dives into the sea. One of the advantages of this method is that freedivers can dive up and down as they wish, with no risk of decompression sickness and no risk of producing bubbles in the water which might frighten the marine animals. In the course of his travels on land and under water, Stig communicates both his scientific background as a marine biologist and his infectious eagerness to get close to these fascinating creatures.

Audience Favourite winner at the Moondance International Film Festival.

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