A FILM CALLED BLACKS CAN’T SWIM
NAACP – FAR ROCKAWAY BRANCH – PRESENTS – A FILM CALLED
Thursday 11/21/2019 7:00 p.m
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall – 348 Beach 71st Street – Arverne, NY – 11692
BLACK’S CAN’T SWIM
Isn’t it time to challenge YOUR thinking?
Ed Accura is a black British man who after watching an upsetting news report on bad weather and flooding, develops an acute phobia with water. His anxiety with not being able to swim and irrational fears of drowning pushes him into buying a life jacket which he wears everywhere he goes. Ed is torn between his friends who try and encourage him to learn how to swim and society who dramatically dampen his confidence with stereotypes on black people and their inability to swim. The film combines acting with real interview footage of various members of the community voicing their thoughts on the subject.