Swimming

Australia, 1990

Film

Swimming is about the tug of the tide. In an effort to make sense out of the confusion, 12 year old Lee Johnson decides to make a movie of her life using her Dad’s home video camera. She confronts the sticky question of her identity and searches for answers in the cobwebbed corners of domesticity. Some things, it seems, are better left alone. She finds herself drawn, inevitably, towards an unwanted ending.

Credits

director

Belinda Chayko

Language

English

Duration

00:12:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36510

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Experimental

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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