Blacks Can’t Swim REWIND Set For Release In Summer 2022

by SwimSwam 2

December 27th, 2021 News

Courtesy: Black Swimming Association

London, UK, December 27th, 2021 – Ed Accura, the producer behind the feature film documentary “A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim” and Blacks Can’t Swim The Sequel, announces the follow up, Blacks Can’t Swim REWIND, set for global release in Summer 2022.

The new film will be the third in the series and will feature scripted scenes combined with real interview footage.

In Blacks Can’t Swim, The Sequel, we heard the stories, fears and anxieties of 14–25 year olds and the reasons as to why they do or don’t swim.  So, let’s REWIND back and speak with the parents and adults within the African, Caribbean, and Asian communities to understand the effects their relationship with water has had on their children.

REWIND follows two separate stories of a 15 year old boy and girl, both struggling with the effects of the stigmas and stereotypes, which have generated the issue with a disproportionate number of Black and Asians in England that do not swim.

Sport England highlights that 95% of Black Adults and 80% of Black children in England DO NOT swim, and this film documentary continues the drive towards changing the narrative in confronting our fears, addressing the stereotypes and dispelling the myths.

Javell is a 15-year-old boy, from a low socioeconomic background struggling with general direction and motivation of realistic career and life choices. He is presented with a career choice that could change his life forever, but will his disengagement with swimming be an obstacle?

Tyra is a 15-year-old girl from a middle-class background who has swum all her life and has the prospect of becoming an elite swimmer but is now experiencing social, emotional and physical changes, which as a result is making her consider walking away from swimming altogether.

REWIND is an evolution of Blacks Can’t Swim, The Sequel, and the original film documentary, A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim, which included interspersed interview footage and animation about Accura’s own fear of water, which eventually led to him taking swim lessons.

Blacks Can’t Swim REWIND is due for release in Summer 2022

Change The Narrative is the official soundtrack and first single from Blacks Can’t Swim REWIND.

This is a song produced by Ed Accura featuring Boy Sayso and JayBlaze, which does exactly what it says on the tin.

It talks to the youth about the importance of swimming and highlights the dangers from the lack of water safety knowledge.

The song also calls out to Black role models asking to hear about their swimming stories as everyone has a swimming journey whether you swim or you don’t.

The music video was directed by Mysterex and it approaches the subject light heartedly and creatively makes a point that swimming should play a part in all aspects of our lives.

Accura, speaking from his experience as a Black adult only recently learning to swim after hiding behind the stigmas and stereotypes all his life, has made this a lifelong aim to campaign to change the narrative. Ed Accura together with Seren Jones, Danielle Obe and Alice Dearing, co-founded the Black Swimming Association in March 2020

About The Black Swimming Association

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) is a non-profit organisation set up to ensure everyone, especially people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage have equal access, feel included and have a SAFE and quality experience in and around water. We work to promote the education of African, Caribbean and Asian communities on water safety, drowning prevention measures, and the benefits of swimming as an invaluable lifesaving skill. The BSA is positioned as an advocate, strategic partner and change agent in the aquatic sector.

Change the Narrative will be out on all streaming platforms on 27th December 2021

Blacks Can’t Swim REWIND, is scheduled for a global release in Summer 2022.


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Terry Watts
6 months ago

Chucky Cox, Jason Webb and the PDR guys used to crush the backstroke…

6 months ago

Can’t wait to see this flick