Swim Suit

Directed by Lucretia Knapp
2006
USA
14 mins

A powerful and evocative experimental documentary about a young person’s conflict between the desire to transition, and passion for swimming on a women’s college team. Ambient sound (the tuning of a piano) builds with the emotional pitch of the storytelling and serves as an aural template for an evocative editing style. Sequences of self-reflection are inter-cut with stunning underwater images of Calvin, a young transman in a “swimming suit.” The video is thoughtfully constructed, allowing the viewer to reflect upon perception, double entendres, and visual codes.

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