Freedom Swimmer is a short animated documentary, which parallels a grandfather’s journey to safety during the Cultural Revolution with his granddaughter’s fight for freedom in Hong Kong today.

The project came from Hong Kong, was constructed in London during lockdown, animated in France and edited remotely in Australia.  Cantonese with English and French subtitles.
Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation - Sydney Film Festival
Best Short Documentary - Australian International Documentary Conference in Melbourne
Best Short Film - Millennium Docs Against Gravity in Poland
Best Animation - Academy Accredited Aspen Shortsfest in Colorado
Film House Award - Athen’s International Film Festival in Ohio
Best Animation - Cardiff Animation Festival in Wales
Director: Olivia Martin McGuire
Producer: Brooke Silcox, Ron Dyens, Olivia Martin McGuire
Graphic Authorship: Agnes Patron
Composition: Pierre Oberkampf
All other crew are anonymous

IMAGES: Nothing Productions

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