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Wild Water + Short

Monday 3rd June 2024 at 7:00pm

Event Details

Wild Water + Short
Date
Monday 3rd June 2024
Time
7:00pm
Price
Standard Prices
Rating
Certificate PG

What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? ‘Wild Water’ tracks the landscape and the people as they use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other.

What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? ‘Wild Water’ tracks the landscape and the people as they use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other.

This special screening includes the short film Tonic of the Sea, a mini-documentary about the link between sea swimming and mental health.

Wild Water

Diving into the cold water swimming community at England’s highest beach.

  • Directed by

    Ben Davis

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Details

    UK • 2023 • 52 mins

  • Certificate

    PG

The Wild Water feature documentary is a dive into Gaddings Dam’s cold water swimming community, home to the highest beach in England. What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? The film tracks the landscape and the people as they use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other.

Tonic of the Sea

  • Directed by

    Jonathan J Scott

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Details

    UK • 2017 • 8 mins

  • Certificate

    PG

A mini-documentary showing the link between mental health and sea swimming. Katie swims off the rocks of Penzance, UK nearly everyday of the year. Open water swimming has helped her overcome some of the struggles that life all too often throws our way. The hope is that her story may help others who are faced with similar challenges.