The UnLonely Film Festival: Best of Fest
The Swimming Club
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 the water.
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