In 1976, William W. Warner’s Pulitzer-winning Beautiful Swimmers delighted readers everywhere with its tales of Callinectes sapidus, or the Atlantic blue crab, and the Chesapeake watermen whose livelihoods depend on it. Now, writer Tom Horton picks up where his late friend left off, returning to the people and places featured in that book after forty years. Beautiful Swimmers Revisited finds that while much about the Bay and its culture remains the same, a great deal has changed – in the crabbing industry and in the science of conservation.


Directed by Sandy Cannon-Brown and produc­ed by Tom Horton and Dave Harp.­

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited

2016 US 57 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Local, Sustainable Living, Wildlife

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