In this film, women in Sri Lanka confront community expectations by learning to swim; along the way, swimming becomes a way to stay afloat.
When the Indian Ocean tsunami swept over much of the Asian continent in 2004, nearly 80% of those who drowned in the affected regions were women and children. For many women living in rural areas, there are cultural and social barriers to entering and enjoying the bodies of water that they often live right next to.
BEHIND THE CAMERA
Saila Huusko, the producer, director, cinematographer and editor of the film is a life-long swimming enthusiast, filmmaker, and advocate for equality.