“AMA”: another deep water story.

This video may be one of the most beautiful, sublime, and unusual things I’ve ever seen.   It’s a short film called “AMA” by underwater dancer/freediver Julie Gautier (I found it while watching a series of other diving videos, which I’ve been kind of obsessed with for a couple of days for some reason).  I promise this video isn’t as disturbing or depressing as the last one I posted, though you may find the emotions it evokes rather sad (I did).

It was filmed at The Deep Joy/Y40 in Padua, Italy, which is recognized for being the deepest swimming pool in the world.

I’m amazed by the length of time this woman can hold her breath, even though it may have been carefully edited to look seamless when it may have actually been filmed in separate takes.

I’m not going to try to interpret what story she is telling here.  In Julie’s own words under the video:

“Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water. I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.”

4 thoughts on ““AMA”: another deep water story.

  1. Wow Lauren thanks alot. This is sooo impressively beautiful. Made my morning. I could have watched and watched more. I wonder how she does to stay sunken and move so much and not need air.. im sure its cut and pasted but incredibly done. If it would not be for the hair I would think its an effect the water because to keep bouyancy down is so hard. I dive and find it hard to keep down even with tanks and everything on top .. She did not seem to have weightd on herself. Excellent thanks alot.

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