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Dive - rituals in water Dive - rituals in water

DIVE - rituals in water

Category |Education
Year | 2019
Country | Iceland
Running time | 73’ & 52’
Format | HD
Production | Akkeri Films, Ground Control Production
Director | Hanna Björk Valsdottir, Elin Hansdottir, Anna Run Tryggvadottir

Three female directors explore the sensory world of newborns in this delightful depiction of an unconventional infant swim class.

For the past 25 years, swim instructor Snorri Magnusson has pushed the boundaries of what we believe tiny humans are capable of. His sun-drenched circular pool in the snowy Icelandic mountains is a unique sanctuary, creating precious space for parents and their infants.

Snorri’s gentle sense of play inspires fascination and delight, and the babies throw themselves into the crystalline water with abandon or balance aloft on his hands, squealing with glee.

He works with the infants and their parents, using rhythmic vocalizations to encourage them to swim together. A trained teacher, Snorri astounds developmental psychologists with his ability to understand the early childhood psyche – “one, two, three, dive!”.The film’s gentle vibrational soundscape and lush underwater cinematography make it a meditative must-see.

Dive - rituals in water

Dive - rituals in water

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