FILM : WELL PRESERVED
Meet the sea swimmers of the Faroe Islands; “Small things make you glad.”
There is no better way to start the day than an early morning sea swim – the sea swimmers of the Faroe Islands.
It’s physical, mental, spiritual, communal – all wrapped up in a simple dip in the sea. A group of women, who call themselves the ‘Morning Swimmers of Sandagerði’, brave the icy waters of the North Atlantic, along the coastline of the Faroe Islands, for their morning dip in the ocean. They go in every day of the year, sunshine or snow, unless a storm roughs up the water too much. And for them it is as much about connection and friendship as it is about exercise and invigoration.
With the goal of sharing ideas and inspiring change, Green Renaissance produces gorgeous short films that are posted online and available for anyone, anywhere, to watch and share freely.
Through our films, we explore what it means to be human. We touch on topics that can often be difficult for people to discuss – from loss of a loved one to ageing and retirement to friendship to love and courage – universal themes that we ALL deal with at some stage in our lives, regardless of our religion or culture. We’ve always said that if each film touches just one person, fills them with a bit more hope, or leaves them feeling more inspired, then it has achieved its goal.