Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel

UK 12 Certificate
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May 10, 2021
1 Hour 37 Minutes
From The Movie Partnership
references to discrimination, bleeped strong language

Layla and K-Frost are two Black teens from a south London council estate. After enrolling in a community program designed for young adults with disadvantaged backgrounds, they soon learn that they must face their ultimate fear, the water, to complete it. They find a mentor in Frank, a new swimmer who has recently overcome his own personal barriers. Fuelled by true testimonies, this deeply thought-provoking film tackles the age-old myth that Black people can't swim head-on. It travels to the very root of this racial prejudice and begs the question of why?

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July 18, 2021

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