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And Yet, I Remain

An inspiring testament to the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.
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Rick Wall’s short documentary, co-devised with Dougal Paterson, delves into the remarkable story of resilience embodied by shark attack survivor Caleb Swanepoel, a South African water sport enthusiast. Despite the traumatic loss of his leg to a great white shark, Caleb’s response to the adversity is an inspiring testament to the human spirit.

The film beautifully captures Caleb’s unwavering positivity, strength, and his enduring love for the ocean, a passion unshaken by the harrowing attack. Instead of succumbing to victimhood, Caleb turns his experience into a source of empowerment, undergoing therapy and embracing the use of an artificial limb. The narrative unfolds as a moving survivor story, poignant and uplifting in equal measure.

Astounding cinematography, particularly in the underwater scenes, adds a layer of visual poetry to the film, echoing Caleb’s profound connection with the healing power of the ocean. His resilience and appreciation for life become a beacon of inspiration, making this documentary a beautiful and uplifting exploration of the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.

Brief Synopsis

Caleb lost his leg to a great white shark and returned to the ocean a few weeks later. His life became a headlong rush to succeed and achieve, fuelled by a burning, innate passion.

This short film follows him as he slows down to process his trauma, while learning to free dive, an immersive place in the brine where you start to see things differently. Caleb is still coming to terms with his new body, a body forever changed.

And Yet, I Remain Short Documentary

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Credits

Director(s): Rick Wall
Writer(s): Dougal Paterson, Rick Wall
Cast: Caleb Swanepoel
Producer(s): Dougal Paterson, Rick Wall
Director of Photography: Rick Wall
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Runtime: 8 min

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And Yet, I Remain

An inspiring testament to the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.
5/5

Review

Rick Wall’s short documentary, co-devised with Dougal Paterson, delves into the remarkable story of resilience embodied by shark attack survivor Caleb Swanepoel, a South African water sport enthusiast. Despite the traumatic loss of his leg to a great white shark, Caleb’s response to the adversity is an inspiring testament to the human spirit.

The film beautifully captures Caleb’s unwavering positivity, strength, and his enduring love for the ocean, a passion unshaken by the harrowing attack. Instead of succumbing to victimhood, Caleb turns his experience into a source of empowerment, undergoing therapy and embracing the use of an artificial limb. The narrative unfolds as a moving survivor story, poignant and uplifting in equal measure.

Astounding cinematography, particularly in the underwater scenes, adds a layer of visual poetry to the film, echoing Caleb’s profound connection with the healing power of the ocean. His resilience and appreciation for life become a beacon of inspiration, making this documentary a beautiful and uplifting exploration of the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Caleb lost his leg to a great white shark and returned to the ocean a few weeks later. His life became a headlong rush to succeed and achieve, fuelled by a burning, innate passion.

This short film follows him as he slows down to process his trauma, while learning to free dive, an immersive place in the brine where you start to see things differently. Caleb is still coming to terms with his new body, a body forever changed.

And Yet, I Remain Short Documentary

Credits

Director(s): Rick Wall
Writer(s): Dougal Paterson, Rick Wall
Cast: Caleb Swanepoel
Producer(s): Dougal Paterson, Rick Wall
Director of Photography: Rick Wall
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 8 min
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