United We Will Swim…Again

Director: Fran Higson | Countries of production: Scotland, United Kingdom | Year: 2015 | Length: 26 min
Language: English | Age: 12+ years

United We Will Swim… Again tells the extraordinary story of a community fighting to save their local swimming pool.

Govanhill Baths in Glasgow’s Southside was closed by the City Council in 2001, sparking a 147 day occupation of the building supported by a 24hr picket outside. Despite the occupation ending in a violent clash with police, the local campaigners reorganised and kept fighting. After 12 years of closure the community owned company moved back in to rebuild and refurbish

With original footage from the protest and interviews with the key activists involved, the film provides a classic David and Goliath tale for modern times, which can inspire communities everywhere towards unity and collective action.

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