Riding The Ocean Dragon

Australian Rachael Thornton goes where no Western documentary filmmaker has ever been.

She is the only non-Chinese member of the first major scientific mission of Ocean Dragon,
China’s powerful manned submersible.

Rachael’s not from any superpower; she reports environmental and native Australian
stories from the bush. She’s never been to sea, but she’s never met a language barrier she didn’t like.
These five weeks will test her as extreme deep-sea pressure tests Ocean Dragon
and its diving scientists. No sub has ever taken three humans to full ocean depth.
What will crack? Who might die? The deep sea remains a challenge to finding new life — and resources
to extract. For the very first time, China opens its doors on its highest-risk mission of all.

Zhang Yi's deep sea initiation copy