The trailer starts with a quote, "She always says, girls can do anything men can do."
Nordblad is a renowned Finnish ice diver. She is at the pinnacle of her sport and already holds a world record. Johana broke the women's freediving with fins record in 2004. She swam 158 metres in 6 minutes and 39 seconds, holding her breath.
She believes that she can do this, she could dive further. But the circumstances she'll be diving into are challenging. The challenge she is doing has been attempted by none, there's a reason nobody has dived this far before it could take your life. Being a hyperthermia patient, complications can arise for Johana; diving under 80m of ice water is not a piece of cake.
Nordblad was involved in a bicycle accident in 2010, in which she broke her leg. In 2013, she began cold water treatments on the advice of a doctor. She was so taken with it that she saw new challenges in it. She broke the women's record in 2015 by diving 50 metres beneath the ice in water as cold as 2°C. Now she tries again, this time aiming for 80 metres.
If Nordblad succeeds, she'll be the first person on the planet to swim 80 meters in ice water and would have established to herself that women can do just as much, if not more, than men.
Looking at the trailer, it's pretty evident that this documentary can blow our minds. 80 m diving into ice-cold water by someone who has hyperthermia, this documentary has experiences and some world-breaking records that need to be seen by the world.
If you love diving, this documentary is for you. Follow Johanna Nordblad as she attempts to break the world record for swimming under ice while holding her breath. Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive will be available on Netflix this spring.