Learning to Swim

  • Apprendre à nager
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Short
Running time : 28 (in minutes)

Learning to Swim tells the story of Nordia, a young Jamaican girl, deeply religious, who has to take on the task of co-parenting with her childhood sweetheart Everton, a man she is still in love with. As we watch them grow up, we discover how they met, what separated them and how they had to learn to walk on the complex waters of intolerance, poverty and religious fervour that colour Jamaican life.

Director :
Krystal Dawkins

Castings :
Ruschiene Alicia Deidrick, Nicholas Addonnis Amore, Marlon "Rome" Walker

Film by Krystal Dawkins selected for the OAFF Festival 2020


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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