On Thursday 4 May at our Gold Coat campus, Adele Bennett, Griffith alumnus and filmmaker showcased her award winning film, Sixty Feet of Freedom.
The film documents three injured veterans as they face their fears and take on the challenge of scuba diving. With Petit St. Vincent in The Grenadines as a backdrop, these heroes are given a passport to another world where their injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are weightless. This film showcases and explores how scuba diving can be a means of therapy for those suffering from PTSD.
Sixty Feet of Freedom was a finalist in the 2016 Blue Ocean Film Festival.
Adele spoke of her experience while filming and dedicated the screening to Brian Zachary Willard, one of the brave veterans documented in the film, who sadly lost his life to PTSD this March.
Members of our very own Griffith University Student Veterans Association attended and spoke of their experiences coping at University and understanding their own battle with PTSD.
"Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free." Jacques Yves Cousteau