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Winner 2015

United We Will Swim....Again

Is the very deserving winner of the 2015 Small Axe awards. The Jury was unanimous and described the film as an excellent example of high quality filmmaking with a clear social agenda. The film celebrates community action in an engaging and inspiring way while exploring the personal stories, dramas and difficulties that make it such a life affirming experience. 

Both  Fran Higson, the film's director, and Jim Monaghan, one of the key members of the community involved, were present at the festival to present the film and answer questions after the screening. A huge thanks to them for travelling so far to be with us.

For more on the film and the ongoing project:

trailer United We Will Swim .... Again from Govanhill Baths on Vimeo.

United We Will Swim...Again

Fran Higson
26 mins 

United We Will Swim... Again tells the incredible story of a community's fight to save their pool and bring it back to life. It's one of Glasgow's famous political stories and is brought to life in this inspiring documentary. With original footage from the protest and interviews with the key activists involved, the film aims to inspire and motivate community engagement and action in the hope that ordinary people will assert their power and challenge short sighted local government decisions.