Film

My Big White Thighs & Me

"A young(ish) woman sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year."
 

About

Running time

25 minutes

Country / Nationality

United Kingdom

Our Judges say:

Over the course of a year, a commitment to wild swimming changes Hannah Maia’s perspective on loss and self-love. A must-see relatable film celebrating the female body.

Ruth Farrar

Fabulously well-made, witty, amusing, yet heart-rending tale of wild-swimming, personal growth, and recovery from loss in the context of pure adventure. So, so good. Surely the most lovable film in the whole festival.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

One of the stand out films of the festival. Hannah Maia shares her very personal story of learning to love her body again through cold water wild swimming. Uplifting, heartwarming, joyful!

Anna Paxton

What is spirited film with some tough subject put to an audience in a loving and funny way. It's got to be a must watch as a festival.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

"A young(ish) woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year. As she braves the elements throughout the seasons to swim in wild places she also begins to appreciate the quiet heroism of a female life and it’s body. A story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing, loving your own skin & freezing your bum off in cold water. Maybe life is indeed better when you wear a swimsuit."