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Learning to Drown: Jess Kimura’s Film on Life and Loss

In 2012 it was hard to think of a more influential female snowboarder than Jess Kimura. At that point in her career, her list of accomplishments felt endless: She made ESPN’s Top 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports and 50 Most Influential Women in Action Sports lists, had a pro model board with Capita, and collected 10 different awards from TransWorld SNOWboarding—which was the most for any female athlete. Plus, she became known for putting out one jaw-dropping edit after another. But just as Kimura was reaping the rewards of all her hard work, the floor fell out from underneath her. She lost the love of her life in a tragic dirt bike accident. Her latest film Learning to Drown follows this story of love and loss while showcasing Kimura’s determination to fight back for her life. The movie's world premiere is on June 10 at the Tribeca Film Festival with international premieres TBA and we can’t wait to check this one out.

Condolence Jess. I can’t wait to see the film. It seems like a story of love and tragic. Thanks for sharing this news. Roofing Durham

I’m interested in seeing this film. I too know the tragedy and pain brought about by a loved one dying from an accident. My deepest condolences Jess. Septic Services

I offer my deepest sympathies for Kimura. Some people really want to chase their passion until the end. I’m looking forward to seeing this documentary. Septic Replacement

I know what it is like to suddenly lose a loved one because of an accident. It’s so hard because you can’t blame anyone and it’s messy. I’m looking forward to witnessing your documentary Jess, be strong! Tree Services Durham

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