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7 Beats Per Minute

7 battements minute
Yuqi Kang
2024 | 1 h 40 min
Documentary, available in DOLBY ATMOS
Original English-Mandarin version, English-French subtitles

Awards and Festivals

  • World Premiere - Official Selection SXSW - South by Southwest Film & TV Festival, U.S.A. (2024)


ONE AND TWO LINERS


LONG SYNOPSIS


A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR, YUQI KANG

Images


Jessea Lu floating on water's surface. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Archive picture of young Jessea Lu and her parents. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Jessea Lu getting ready on the boat, before the competition. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Jessea Lu, freediving Athlete AIDA. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Jessea Lu diving during competition. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Archive picture of young Jessea Lu and her mother. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Competition scorecard. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Jessea Lu and director Yuqi Kang preparing for competition. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Jessea Lu swimming to the surface. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Team


Yuqi Kang
Director


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Photo : Courtesy




Ina Fichman
Producer, Executive Producer (Intuitive Pictures Inc.)


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Photo : Courtesy




Sherien Barsoum
Producer (NFB)


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Photo : Pasquale Marco Veltri




Shirley Vercruysse
Producer, Executive Producer (NFB)


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Photo : Emily Cooper




Anita Lee
Executive Producer


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Credits

Written and Directed by
YUQI KANG

Produced by
INA FICHMAN

Produced by
SHERIEN BARSOUM – NFB

Executive Producers
INA FICHMAN
SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE – NFB
ANITA LEE – NFB

Executive Producers
KATE BAXTER
NEERAJ BHARGAVA

Co-producer
YUQI KANG

Editor
DOMINIQUE CHAMPAGNE

Directors of Photography
KALINA BERTIN
ALEX LAMPRON

Original Music
FRANNIE HOLDER
MARIO SÉVIGNY
LAUREN BÉLEC

Sound Design
SASHA RATCLIFFE

Featuring
JESSEA LU
ROLL

Associate Producers
AMY MILLER
KATE VOLLUM – NFB
CAO XI

Production Manager
CHRISTINE ROCHELEAU

Location Sound
EMORY MURCHISON
TOBIAS HAYNES

Assistant Camera
WILLIAM MACKENZIE
MARC-ANDRÉ THOMASSIN

Graphic Design and Animation
KARA BLAKE

Story Consultant
JUDITH HELFAND

Underwater Camera
ANDRÉ MUSGROVE
KOHEI UENO
PERRIN JAMES
DAAN VERHOEVEN
YUQI KANG
KRISTIN KUBA

Additional Camera
SCOTT ALEXANDER RUDERMAN
NATALIE HAARHOFF
NICK DIETRCH
SHEN MI

Additional Location Sound
MALCOM OWEN-FLOOD
SEAN MOLOI

Additional Assistant Camera
KELEBOGILE MOKANYANE

Fixer – Zambia
NOSIKU MUGADZA

Location Driver and Assistant – Zambia
MAAMBO SIMVULA

Production Assistant
PAUL HARTSEL

Narration Consultant
HELENE KLODAWSKY

FOR THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Online Editor & Colourist
YANNICK CARRIER

Re-recording Mixer
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

End Credit Design
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

Production Supervisor
MARCUS MATYAS

Technical Coordinators
KEVIN RILEY
LUC BINETTE

Senior Production Coordinator
ADRIANNA MARLING

Studio Operations Manager
MARK WILSON

Studio Administrator
ANDREW MARTIN-SMITH

Sound Technician
Q’MAL LABAD-WORKMAN

Studio Coordinator
VICTORIA ANDERSON-GARDNER
CALVIN SERUTOKE
CARLY KASTNER

Marketing Manager
KAY RONDONNEAU

Marketing Coordinator
JULIE FORTIN

Publicist
JENNIFER MAIR

Legal Counsel
CHRISTIAN PITCHEN

Digital Editing Technician
PATRICK TRAHAN

Digital Processing Technician
ALBERT KURIAN

Post Production Technician
CHARLES-ETIENNE VIAU – BEEBOP STUDIOS

Music Mixer
BENOIT BOUCHARD

Assistant Editor
XIAOXIAO YAN

Demo Editors
MAXIME CHALIFOUX
BOBAN CHALDOVICH

Dialogue Editor
EVAN JERRED

Transcription
LAUREL TOEWS

Calligrapher
NGAN SIU-MUI

Archival Footage
VERTICAL BLUE
CARIBBEAN CUP

Additional Material
Go Fighting!, Jiang Su Wei Shi (JSTV)
Personal Family Archives
THANKS TO JESSEA LU

Accounting
NATHALIE AREL – BEEBOP STUDIOS

Insurance
GLOBALEX
MEMBER OF FRONT ROW INSURANCE BROKERS

Legal Services
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM

Bank
NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA

Developed with the wonderful support of
DANA KALMEY

Special Thanks
Performance Freediving International and Deja Blue
KIRK KRACK
Harbour House Life
Vertical Blue
FRANCESCA KOE
WILLIAM TRUBRIDGE
MARCO COAETINO
ROBERTO BERTO
KATHLEEN GREUBEL
KRISTINE ZIPFEL
DANIEL ARIAS CORDOVA
FRANCESCO CORUCCI
JAMIE JULIANO
DANIEL ALVEAR
WENDY ROSS

Roatan Freediving School
ESTEBAN DARHANPE
MARC ANOP
ADAM KULIK

Blackfin Freediving
PEPE SALCEDO
ELIETTE RUTLEDGE
ISABEL SANCHEZ ARAN
JERRY KING
HELENA BOURDILLON
ERIC PAN
SHEENA MCNALLY
CARA AMABEL HELLER
ENCHANTE GALLARDO
LANCE LEE DAVIS
DAVIDE CARRERA
ALESSIA ZECCHINI
MATEUSZ MALINA
PEDRO TAPIA
MISUZU OKAMOTO
SOFIA GOMEZ
BENJAMIN ZYONS
BRIAN SHREVE
TEC CLARK
VIRGIL PRICE
MATTHIEU DUVAULT
ALFREDO ROEN
JOHN MUNOZ
POTTI LAU
TETSUO HARA
ALEX DAVIS
STEFAN RANDIG
SIMON BENNETT
JUNG A KIM
CLAIRE PARIS
STEPHANE TOURREAU
JUNKO KITAHAMA
ARNAUD JERALD
CAMILA JABER
TALYA DAVIDOFF
JUAN VALDIVIA
HANAKO HIROSE
YUN CHIEH KU
YASUKO OZEKI
ALICE MODOLO
SAHIKA ERCUMEN
GARY MCGRATH
FATIMA KOROK
HIKARU CHINOMI
YIXIAN ZHANG
MICHAEL ZHI DA KO
KRISTIN KUBA
RAFAL POLIWODA
ROBERTO GUZMAN
JOHN BODDEN
DANIEL KOVAL
TORY GEORGE
ERIK DONATHAN
OWEN COSTELLO
SHAUN PARROTT
CHEN TATT
KELSI JIANG
JINGYI YANG
MICHAEL HORGAN
STANTON CHEA
DIANE CONSTANTAKI
NICOLE DAVID
KIRAN NITHYANAND
MUNNISH PURI
HEIDI TAO YUNG
YUNG CHANG
OLENA DECOCK
ALAN BERLINER
ANQI CAI

Tribeca Film Festival
JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Chicken & Egg Pictures
JENNI WOLFSON
LUCILA MOCTEZUMA
TEREZA SIMIKOVA
IVA DIMITROVA
SABINE FAYOUX

Produced with the participation of
Rainshine
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Telefilm Canada
SODEC

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

Produced with the assistance of the Hot Docs CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund
HotDocs

With the support of Chicken & Egg Pictures

Developed with the assistance of
INNER MONGOLIA LANSHANYANG CULTURAL COMMUNICATION LLC

With the support of
Hong Kong Asian Film Financing
CCDF

Supported by Tribeca Film Institute

Supported by First International Film Festival
First International Film Festival

With the support of
the gotham
GZDOC Forum
Fresh Pitch

An Intuitive Pictures and The National Film Board of Canada co-production.

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All rights reserved.



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