Waves - A portrait of Maria á Heygum (Aldur - Eitt portrett av Mariu á Heygum) 2010
"Waves (Aldur) 85 year old Maria á Heygum has the past 45 years been
swimming in the cold sea surrounding The Faroe Islands. The isolated
island group is located in the middle of the Atlantic sea somewhere
between Scotland and Iceland. Every day, despite the harsh and cruel
weather, Maria makes her way down to the shore. This has become part
of her; This is the place, where she, as she says, found her will to
A film by Heiðrik á Heygum
Music by Brynjolfur á Heygum
A taster for Channel of Dreams, a documentary currently in production. The film is about John Docker who hopes to become the first Deaf man to swim the English Channel, raising money for Deaf children in the process. In this clip John goes to Tenby to take part in the Wales Swim.
Bulletin TV follows Corkman, Steve Redmond, in his quest to complete the gruelling Ocean's Seven Challenge. His extraordinary strength and stamina are well proven as he encounters random debilitating challenges that would have repelled a weaker competitor.
The Ocean Seven Challenge is Open water swimming's version of the Seven Summits, a gruelling endurance test demanding the swimmer is physically and mentally prepared to overcome every condition known to defeat open water swimmers, from strong currents to stiff winds. Overcoming bad luck and bad weather the perseverance of Steve, his crew and the people of West Cork eventually led him to victory over the much soft after prize.
This is the second film in an ongoing series of Irish Heroes taking completing personal challenges.