Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

Wade In The Water: Drowning In Racism 2021

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From seaweed to lost beach balls, sun-seekers bump into all sorts of surprises swimming along Florida’s iconic beaches. For black swimmers however, there’s a complex history floating off Florida’s blue waters—one of segregation and violence, but also one of protest and resistance. That’s what Miami filmmaker Cathleen Dean explores in her new documentary, “Wade in The Water: Drowning in Racism.” Diving deep into Black Florida’s fight for the right to swim, the film brings to life the 1960s Civil Rights protests that desegregated the state’s beaches and swimming pools.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Cathleen Dean
  • Producer
    Cathleen Dean