Director: Lara Stolman
Producer: Shanna Belott
2016 | 100 min
What would you do if your community gave up on your child?
In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting multiethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of the boys’ lives. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Jury Prize for Ethos, SIMA 2017 (SPONSORED BY VENA CAVA)