How long can a human being remain alive underwater? For Goran Čolak, the world champion in free diving, the meaning of life rests on the last breath he takes before the dive.
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My Life Without Air. The portrait of the world champion in free diving
Goran is the world champion in free diving – a man whose most important moments in life take place underwater and whose willpower goes beyond his humanity, in order to seemingly find a place for himself in eternity.
His journey is paved with silence and concentration, required by daily encounters with transience. To remain the best in what he does, every day he challenges his boundaries, risking to cross them and be irreversibly punished.
My Life without Air conveys the feeling we have when we take a dive into the blue – the complex mixture of excitement, fear, uncertainty and power accompanied by the buzzing silence.