Ed Accura, the producer behind the feature film documentaries A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim and Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel, has announced the follow up, Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND with a targeted global release date in Summer 2022.
The film will be the third in the series and will feature scripted scenes combined with real interview footage.
Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel told the stories, fears and anxieties of 14 to 25-year-olds and the reasons as to why they do or do not swim. Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND speaks with the parents and adults within the African, Caribbean, and Asian communities to understand the effects their relationship with water has had on the youth.
Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND follows two separate stories – that of a 15-year-old boy and girl, both struggling with the effects of the stigmas and stereotypes which have helped shaped the narrative and thought process as to why a disproportionate number of Blacks and Asians in England do not swim.
Javell is a 15-year-old boy, from a low socioeconomic background struggling with general direction and motivation of realistic career and life choices. He is presented with a career choice that could change his life forever, but will his disengagement with swimming be an obstacle?
Tyra is a 15-year-old girl from a middle-class background who has swum all her life and has the prospect of becoming an elite swimmer. Now, however, she is experiencing social, emotional and physical changes, which as a result is making her consider walking away from swimming altogether.
Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND is an evolution of Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel, and the original film documentary, A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim, which included interspersed interview footage and animation about Accura’s own fear of water, which eventually led to him taking swim lessons.
FACT: Sport England highlights that 95% of Black Adults and 80% of Black children in England DO NOT swim.
Change The Narrative is the official soundtrack and first single from Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND and is produced by Ed Accura featuring Boy Sayso and JayBlaze.
It speaks with the youth about the importance of swimming and highlights the dangers from the lack of water safety knowledge. The song also calls out to Black role models asking to hear about their swimming stories as everyone has a swimming journey whether you swim or not.
The music video was directed by Mysterex and it approaches the subject light heartedly and creatively, making a point that swimming should play a part in all aspects of our lives. Accura, speaking from his experience as a Black adult who only recently learned to swim after hiding behind the stigmas and stereotypes all his life, has made this a lifelong aim to change the narrative.
Ed Accura together with Seren Jones, Danielle Obe and Alice Dearing, co-founded the Black Swimming Association in March 2020.
About The Black Swimming Association The Black Swimming Association (BSA) is a non-profit organisation set up to ensure everyone, especially people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage have equal access, feel included and have a SAFE and quality experience in and around water. We work to promote the education of African, Caribbean and Asian communities on water safety, drowning prevention measures, and the benefits of swimming as an invaluable lifesaving skill. The BSA is positioned as an advocate, strategic partner and change agent in the aquatic sector.
Change the Narrative is out on all streaming platforms.
Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND, is scheduled for a global release in Summer 2022.
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