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Pacing the Pool (Screener)

Pacing the Pool follows Richard Pace who starts each morning swimming laps in the pool at Beatty Park; a routine he has stuck to for the last 30 years. To Richard, water is not only the source of life, but also the source of physical and mental healing.

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    8 minutes 28 seconds
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Director Biography

Radheya Jegatheva is an award-winning filmmaker from Perth, Western Australia. Radheya’s live-action short ‘Pacing the Pool’ recently won Best Short Documentary at the BFI Future Film Festival 2023, and was previously shortlisted by the World Health Organisation for the Special Prize for Rehabilitation in the Health for All Film Festival. His short film ‘The Quiet’ was Oscar-qualified, landing on the longlist for the Academy Award for Best Short Animation in 2021. Radheya is passionate about film, and the value of using film and animation in educational and social development contexts. He has spoken to thousands of school students over the years with an aim to inspire young people about being involved in the arts, and his works have been used as an educational tool in schools and universities around the world.

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