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Swim Lesson

A man swimming in a pool, shot from underwater

Melissa Lefkowitz
2018 | 8 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country Featured: USA
Director in Attendance

What does it feel like to learn something new as an adult? Through the eyes of Brooklyn native William Coon, this sensory-based short presents an immersive experience of moving through water as a novice swimmer over the course of one lesson.

This screening is part of the Emerging Visual Anthropologists Showcase and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and anthropologists Dr. Faye Ginsburg and Dr. Pegi Vail, both of the New York University Graduate Program in Culture and Media, Department of Anthropology.