Docu­men­tary about the Amsterdam swim­ming pool Marnixbad.
Bovenbad (The Pool) is set within the four walls of the upper floor of the Marnix swim­ming baths in Amsterdam. There the makers follow the swim­ming lessons, move­ment exer­cises and the free swim­ming of various groups of Amster­dammers; preg­nant women, parents with babies, school chil­dren, immi­grant women and the aged. The film shows how in every phase of life people struggle to keeps their heads above water. And also how swim­ming is a social event for young and old.

Title: Bovenbad
Year: 1999
Duration : 43 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1999

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (1999)
Mirjam Boelsums
Beste Korte Documentaire (1999)
Lony Scharenborg

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