By Veronica SCHNECK


Documentary - Completed 2016

Open water swimmers, since the beginning of the tradition until today.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Veronica SCHNECK
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • One night, but also a tradition, opens the silent hall traditional Hotel Castelar, hosting the open water swimmers from the 60s and Aquatic competing in the Santa Fe-Coronda Marathon. The days before competition swimmers train group, gives notes, is presented to the public on the streets. The rituals revive the tradition. Since our first Argentine swimmers who swam the Parana and Rio de la Plata until today, they have called with names put forward his "out of range", his heroics. "The Shark", "The Mermaid", "The Fox," "The crappie," "Dolphin". The game is open water marathon gives himself a high level of representation, theatrical day holiday body. "The most beautiful marathon in the world" say. Swimmers actors feel, because they have a fictional pact. It is the people in procession who reaffirms this scene. People with boats accompanying the mojarrita men for eight hours. Preparations for the start from Santa Fe, Coronda awaits. It is to leave the peloton. It is a way they know to go. Transiting on earth, in the water they are. The swimmer puts your body and builds a myth, a fiction that organizes the sacrifice. Sport in the water, crossing times on the local scene of our rivers, is loaded with a high voltage of theatricality. Carnival puts all the bodies in the water.
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