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What would you do if your community gave up on your child?
In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.
Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.
Swim Team has screened at over 50 international film festivals, won 14 awards, was released theatrically with its debut at New York’s IFC Center, was broadcast on PBS’ acclaimed non-fiction showcase POV and streamed on Netflix.
Swim Team has also screened in community and corporate settings all over the world.
2018 Winner, Christopher Award
2018 Winner, Festival Favorite, Festival International Du Film Sur Les Handicaps
2018 Winner, Guirlande d’Honneur, FICTS
2017 Winner, Audience Award, Lighthouse International Film Festival
2017 Winner, Award of Merit, Impact Docs Awards
2017 Winner, Best Cinematography, Wales International Doc Fest
2017 Winner, Best Documentary, Autfest International Film Festival
2017 Winner, Human Spirit Award, Nashville Film Festival
2017 Winner, Jury Prize for Ethos, Social Impact Media Awards
2017 Winner, NJ Films Competition, Montclair Film
2016 Winner, Audience Award, Monmouth Film Festival
2016 Winner, Best New Jersey Film, Monmouth Film Festival
2016 Winner, Best Documentary over 60 Minutes, Picture This Film Festival
2016 Winner, Best Sports Documentary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
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.@A2schools Spec Ed inviting everyone to screening of @SwimTeamTheFilm & Q&A with Director on 4/13 at 6 PM @A2Pioneer Movie is real-life inspiring story of teens with autism who form a competitive swim team. @A2SchoolsSuper pic.twitter.com/rkjm31JNUi