Have a look at this stunning short film from Tim Bowditch celebrating the La Vallette Bathing Pools in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Beautifully shot and wonderfully evocative, the film intercuts footage of the pools today with interviews from those who used to swim in them. Much like another (entirely different) documentary I saw this summer, namely Senna, the interviewees are never shown leaving the shots of the pools themselves uninterrupted and the voices like ghosts rising from the calmly rippling waters.

 

 

Would you dive into water with flaming petrol on the surface? They were tougher back then.

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