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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 6:41 PM


Date: June 05, 2013
Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Screening

Beijing-based journalist and scuba instructor Steven Schwankert was looking for nearby wrecks to dive when he found HMS Poseidon on a list of unexplored sites. His five-year search for the submarine became a private obsession that would challenge official accounts of the escape, and reveal a secret history.

In 1931, Britain's most advanced submarine collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China and sank. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, barely conscious. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using a scuba device. Their story hit headlines and went on to inspire a feature film. But their names, and their submarine, gradually sank into obscurity, until Steven’s search put them back into the news for totally new reasons.

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