Award of Merit – BODIES (UK)

Runtime: 14 min
Country: UK 
Director: Abby Carter
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2022

Synopsis: BODIES is a film for two screens based on a series of ten interviews with women and non-binary people, each of whom have a connection to open water. 

The voices you hear explore their relationships with bodies of open water as sounds and images from under and above the water surround you. The film celebrates the water for all its beauty, mystery, multiplicity, and magic, and uses it as a platform for discussions about the body, identity, life, and death. 

Content warning: discussion of mental ill-health, grief and death.