Ed Accura, the producer behind the feature film documentary A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim, and Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel,
officially announces the follow up, Black’s Can’t Swim: REWIND, set for global release on 4th July 2022.
The film documentary features scenes based on lived experiences combined with real interview footage.
Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel told the stories, fears and anxieties of 14 to 26-year-olds and the reasons why they do or do not swim. The new film documentary REWINDS back to speak with parents and adults within the African, Caribbean, and Asian communities to understand the effects their relationship with water has had on the youth of today.
Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND follows two separate stories, of both a 15-year-old boy and a girl respectively. Both struggle with the effects of the stigmas and stereotypes that have helped shape the narrative and thought process as to why the disproportionate number of African, Caribbean and Asians in England do not swim.
Javell is a 15-year-old boy, from a low socioeconomic background struggling with general direction and motivation of realistic career and life choices. He is presented with a career choice that could change his life forever, but will his disengagement with swimming be an obstacle?
Tyra is a 15-year-old girl from a middle-class background who has swum all her life and has the prospect of becoming an elite swimmer. Now, however, she is experiencing social, emotional and physical changes, which are making her consider walking away from swimming altogether.