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A Canadian Geographic exhibit titled “PRESSURE – James Cameron into the Abyss,” would reportedly be launched today in Ottawa showcasing the Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker’s Cameron’s feats of deep-sea exploration.
Cameron woud reportedly attending this exhibit today and also participate in a conversation with his long-time mentor, Jill Heinerth.
The event is the opportunity to celebrate “mentorship and ocean exploration” with “two of Canada’s finest ocean explorers.” Canadian Geographic’s explorer in residence and a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, and author of “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” Heinerth reportedly said ahead of the exhibit launch.
“I could listen to these guys for the rest of my life,” Heinerth said. “Because honestly … James Cameron has made these great films that are so iconic to everyone, but he has (also) contributed greatly to undersea exploration.”
“That also is largely part of his connections with Joe MacInnes, who was the first person to do a scientific dive underneath the North Pole, as well as many other feats,” she added.
MacInnes, an 86-year-old Canadian physician, author and explorer, met Cameron when he was 14 years old in Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, featuring a submersible designed by MacInnes.
Featuring Cameron’s “Deepsea Challenger” submersible, the upcoming Ottawa exhibit in which he piloted to explore the deepest part of the ocean in the Mariana Trench in 2012, is a venture during which MacInnes served as advisor and medical director.
The conversation between Cameron and Heinerth will include information on Maclnnis’ role as a mentor for Canadian explorers like Cameron, who have dedicated their time to ocean observation and research.
Visitors can view the exhibit at the Alex Trebek Theatre, located at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa with free admission from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays until Sept. 1.