Swimming Away

by Margerita Jimeno


Original TitleSwimming Away
DirectorMargerita Jimeno
Duration16:00 min

About the director

MARGARITA JIMENO is a Colombian born, New York based filmmaker and visual artist. She is an alumna of The School of Visual Arts, Werner Herzog’s first Rogue Film School, and the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2008, Jimeno made her directorial debut with the feature music documentary, GOGOL BORDELLO NON-STOP, which premiered at the Göteborg Film Festival and won several awards during its festival run, including Special Mention for the Sound and Vision Award at CPH:DOX . The film went on to be picked up by Kino-Lorber International for North American distribution, and in Russia by Maywin Films.

Jimeno just finalized her debut narrative feature film, GRIND RESET SHINE, about an artist’s journey from the affluent art world to an austere religious community. The film was awarded the US Work in Progress Award at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris 2016. In addition, she produces and directs the documentary series WORKING IN THE THEATRE. Under her helm the series has been nominated for a daytime Emmy award in 2017 and in 2019 for directing and documentary series, several Webby Awards nominations, and has won a couple of silver and bronze Telly Awards in the documentary category.


Three finalists fiercely compete in the most wanted swimming competition, the prize?
A citizenship to the most wanted country in the world.

Session I

Session II