This animated short tells the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. Born in the West Indies, Joe Fortes swam in English Bay for over than 30 years. A self-appointed lifeguard at first, he became so famous that the city of Vancouver finally rewarded him with a salary for doing what he loved best. He taught thousands of people to swim and saved over a hundred lives. Yet there were some who did not respect him because of his skin colour. Through his determination, kindness and love for children, Joe helped shift attitudes.
Prix et distinctions
Prix Plaque de Bronze - catégorie: Questions sociales
Festival international du film et de la vidéo, Columbus
Prix Leo pour meilleur son d'ensemble dans un film d'animation
Leo Award, Vancouver
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