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ABOUT THE FILM

ABOUT THE FILM

DIRECTED BY:

PATRICK McLENNAN &

SAMUEL SMITH

Full of uncomplicated happiness.

– THE GUARDIAN

In a world of constant flux and chaos, it's almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland, wildlife plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable, and our cameras filmed them over 12 months as they swam, laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised and simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.

We've spent a year getting under the skin of a wide variety of people for whom the ponds are an essential part of their lives.They all reference the buzz they get from their daily swims.
Without it, they'd be lost.

The Ponds will tell the story of all life at the trio of ponds as the heath cycles through all four seasons of a year.

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