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Light Beams For Helena

Author(s): NRS
Video Release Date: June 6, 2023
Video Source: YouTube

[The following film discusses subjects related to suicide that may be difficult for some viewers.]
“We’re very good at setting these boundaries for what we believe we can do in life. And freediving allows you, very gently, to nudge those…” —Helena Bourdillon. For some, the silence that accompanies being underwater is deafening, the pressure that builds as you descend deeper is overwhelming. As Helena pushes the limits of a single breath, the noise of the world fades away, revealing a life worth living—her life. Light Beams for Helena is a stunning visual representation of Helena Bourdillon’s mental health journey that takes viewers to the depths of her depression and how freediving set her free.

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