QUEER SCREEN, MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL, AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Director: Kelli Jean Drinkwater. Prdn Info: 27mins, Australia, 2013
Aquaporko! is the story of Melbourne’s fat femme synchronized swim team sculling, egg beating and high kicking towards their first ever live performance. We follow fat activist and filmmaker Kelli Jean Drinkwater as she meets the team and uncovers a world of sisterhood, queer community and radical body politics.
Kelli Jean chats to members of Aquaporko! about self-acceptance, embracing body positivity and how they as individuals and as a group challenge society’s relentless negativity towards fatness. Colorful and camp, this heartfelt documentary, is overflowing with humor and humanity. Inspiring people of every size to celebrate our bodies in all their glorious diversity.