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Lessons From the Water: Diving With a Purpose — CNN Premiere 7 August 9:30 PM ET

August 7, 2021 @ 9:30 pm - September 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am

CNN Films has produced a documentary showcasing the organization Diving With a Purpose entitled Lessons From the Water: Diving With a Purpose.  The film, which will be introduced by Anderson Cooper, premieres on CNN on Saturday, 7 August 2021 at 9:30 pm Eastern Time. 

What do scuba divers seek, both literally and spiritually, in the oceans?  For the Black scuba divers who formed the organization Diving With a Purpose (www.divingwithapurpose.org), their goal is to restore the nearly 500 voyages shipwrecked during the slave trade, to the historical record.  Their mission is to uncover who was on board these vessels, and learn where they came from and where they were headed. 

Director Charles Todd takes viewers into this intergenerational journey while exploring the intimate relationship between student and instructor.  Todd finds both a search for identity, and a communal bond developed through a shared mission.

Following the premiere, the documentary will be available through September 8, 2021 on cable and satellite on-demand services, and CNNgo (www.CNN.com/go) via apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV, as well as via the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.


LogoFor more information about Diving With a Purpose, visit www.divingwithapurpose.org.


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