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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.

Film Preview: http://vimeo.com/47584678


$20 General Admission; $5 for Students with a Valid Academic ID

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To secure a reservation, please contact us at 212-628-8383
or email us at reservations@explorers.org.


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