A routine maintenance dive off the coast of Aberdeenshire in the North Sea quickly turns into a nail-biting search-and-rescue mission when a commercial diver’s “umbilical” line, supplying air and heat, becomes snagged and severed. He is stranded hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface. As a storm begins to rise, the Bibby Topaz vessel encounters mechanical difficulties that cause the ship to drift further from the position of their endangered crew member, and hope of his rescue becomes increasingly dim. With extraordinary footage and deeply honest and emotional interviews, this harrowing tale reconstructs the true life drama of one man’s incredible will to survive and the unwavering bravery and conviction of his crew.
April 29, 6:45 PM (closed captions)
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle
April 30, 3:30 PM (closed captions, audio description)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, 350 King Street West
May 5, 8:45 PM (open captions, audio description)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 3, 259 Richmond Street West