"Waves - A Portrait of Maria á Heygum", 2010 (portrait film).
“Waves – A Portrait of Maria á Heygum”, 2010 (portrait film).

…the story of a Grandmother who swims every day in the sea whatever the weather …

This wonderful short film from Faroese filmaker Heiðrik á Heygum was screened at the recent island studies conference that Mike, Ray and myself attended in Cape Breton, June 2012. The film can be seen here on the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skew7cgkW9w

You  can also watch a 5 minute interview with the filmaker talking about the making of this intimate portrait of his 85 year old Grandmother and her relationship with the sea, and her wellbeing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY9xePR0OLU