Now I know there’s a cultural joke that ‘Black people can’t/don’t swim’ – Chris Rock made a joke about Black people dominating the sports world and once they got heated Ice Rinks we’d dominate ice hockey too. It was also interesting when he interviewed some of the actresses in the movie ‘Good Hair’ that Nia Long in particular mentioned that she has a pool (but doesn’t swim in it).
Free Swim is a documentary film about the paradox of coastal people not knowing how to swim. Taking place on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas we follow a group of kids as they overcome their fears, gain confidence and reconnect with their environment by learning to swim in open waters. With fresh memories of a friend drowning and the conflicts of growing tourism, for these kids it’s not just about floating, but gaining new skills for their future.
(If you get the chance – Google Cullen Jones)