Swim Strong Foundation will present a mini documentary ” A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”Shawn Slevin
Swim Strong Foundation will present a mini documentary ” A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim” on the evening of August 22. It is co sponsored by the Jamaica Chapter of the NAACP, Council Member Donovan Richards and CERT.
“ A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim’s” storyline revolves around Ed Accura, 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.
Please join us for this free event which will also include water safety information, discussion and Q&A. Seating is limited.
Register here today: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/product/film-called-blacks-cant-swim/