13 November 2016

The Swimming Club premieres at We The Peoples Youth Day at BFI Southbank

Nick Finegan and Cecilia Golding, winners of the festival’s 2015 #Tweeterpitch competition, have now premiered their film The Swimming Club at NFT2 at the BFI Southbank in front of a large, enthusiastic audience. The film shows members of a transgender swimming club who have managed to find a ‘safe space’, a municipal swimming pool where, free from the stares of the public, they can relax, talk and swim.  

The premiere was attended by members of Tag Support CIC and other members of the transgender community. “We are delighted to have kick-started this important film,” said David Wardrop, Film Festival Director. “We will now inform our international contacts, within the United Nations family and beyond, that we all have a valuable asset that can greatly help to improve understanding of the special challenges of others.” Nick Finegan and Cecilia Golding will now embark on a crowdfunding project to raise the profile of the film and the issues it tackles.