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Selected Film:

The Swimming Club

Selected Film:

The Swimming Club

Why We Chose This Film

Thoughts, ideas, and things to consider about this film...

About the Filmmaker

Cecilia lives in London and works as a development producer for On the Corner Films. In 2016 she was given a grant from the United Nations Association to direct her first film for Dazed.com, which premiered at the BFI and was featured on The Atlantic and Short of the Week. At On The Corner she developed STEPHEN: THE MURDER THAT CHANGED A NATION for BBC One, which won two Grierson Awards. She is passionate about finding and building narratives that illuminate and improve our world.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Create a colorscape to represent the feelings and sights of being safe in the water.

  • With whatever coloring tools you have available—crayons, paints, markers, pastels, etc.—layer colors onto a blank piece of paper to capture your experience of feeling at peace with yourself in water. Consider how you apply the color as a form of expression as well: Long, slow strokes vs. quick, short strokes communicate different things. Try to imagine yourself in the water as you work on this. Post the finished project somewhere prominent as a reminder to spend more peaceful moments in the water.
  • If you don’t have any art supplies for adding color, then use words to capture the essence. Free write about a positive experience you had in the water. Try to use evocative words that communicate the feelings you are trying to express as well as the sensation of being in water. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    There is a lovely sense of freedom found in water – that everyone should be able to experience.

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  2. Anonymous

    Beautiful story of finding comfort and sense of self in the water.

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  3. Herman

    I enjoyed watching this film. It humanizes the painful experiences that many trans people face while doing something as universal as swimming. More people should see this.

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  4. Anonymous

    Beautiful presentation of the struggle around something I take for granted..

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  5. Fighter for the Lonely

    gorgeous and important

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  6. BRIAN P STEPPACHER

    DELICIOUS, SENSUAL, TENDER, INNOCENT, AQUA-AMORPHOUS, FREE, BEAUTIFUL, DREAM-LIKE, ROMANTIC, ME

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  7. Anonymous

    Thank you for such a beautiful film. As a privileged cis female, lesbian, and life long swimmer it is extremely moving to watch this film knowing the freedom and sacredness water allows our bodies to experience. It is every person’s birthright!

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  8. VLB

    It is a beautiful film about how all people are different and how people can judge others without even knowing them. Its wonderful how the water made them feel safe and relaxed.

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