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Freedom Swimmer

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Hybrid documentary Freedom Swimmer

Freedom Swimmer is a 15-minute documentary film about a man’s story of his perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution, written and directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire. The hybrid, poetic documentary interweaves hand-drawn animation and film.

Olivia Martin-McGuire[edit]

Olivia Martin-McGuire is an Australian documentary filmmaker/photographer based in Hong Kong. She has recently directed a feature film documentary, ChinaLove, for ABC Arts, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival and internationally at DOCNYC, funded by Screen Australia.

2021 World Open Water Swimming Product or Service of the Year Nominees and Winners[edit]

Freedom Swimmer was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Product or Service of the Year Award. The winners and nominees included:

Winner: Aloo of Mexico
First Runner-up: La Morada Club of Argentina
Second Runner-up: Oceans Seven: How I Cheated Death And Broke The Hardest Record In Swimming
4. Radikal Swim Swimming Club of Spain
5. We Swim Wild of Great Britain
6. Hammer Head Swim Caps of USA
7. Safe Sea of Israel
8. Against The Current of USA
9. Ask Me Why I’m Stood Here: A Bristol Channel Swim Tale of Great Britain
10. Ocean Walker Academy & Wellbeing Centre of Great Britain
11. Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive of USA
12. Maarten van der Weijden Foundation of the Netherlands
13. Freedom Swimmer of China-Hong Kong
14. Amphibia Dry Mat of Ireland
15. The Swim Reaper of New Zealand
16. Open Water Swim Traverse of Lebanon
17. Goa Open Water Swimming Club of India

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