• The Poseidon Project

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    The Poseidon Project

    Beijing-based scuba instructor Steven Schwankert's six-year search for HMS Poseidon was a private obsession that challenged official accounts of the submarine's fate, the accident that sank it, and the remarkable escape that followed. In 1931, Britain's most advanced naval vessel collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, led by an Irish Petty Officer called Willis. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using scuba devices. But their names, and submarine, sank into obscurity, until Steven's work put them back into the news for totally new reasons.

    Winner of the Documentary Prize at the Pennine Film Festival

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