The Wild Swimmers

Wanaka Time
Wanaka Session
Session 1
Queenstown Time
Queenstown Session

3 mins, Director Marijn Wouters, NZ, World Premiere.

This film shows the lifestyle of open water swimmers, exploring the cold glacial lakes of New Zealand. The narrative is provided through a poem that highlights the sportsmanship and challenges, and the dichotomy of sharing an outdoor adventure together whilst looking down into the depths alone. The video complements the narrative by showing the stunning scenery and landscape of the Southern Lakes area, and the strong communal feeling that belongs to this group of strange, wild swimmers.