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Double Bill - The Ponds/Ama-san (12A)

Double Bill - The Ponds/Ama-san

The Ponds - A year spent with the swimmers at London's unique swimming ponds In a world of constant flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland and wildlife plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable. Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised or simply sought respite from all that life threw at them. The Ponds is the resultant feature documentary.


Ama-San - A dive, the midday sunlight filtering down through the water. The air in her lungs has to last until she can dislodge the abalone. Dives like these have been carried out in Japan for over 2000 years by the Ama-San.

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Saturday 30 Mar 201918:00