Mercedes Gleitze: The Spirit of a New Age To Air

Mercedes Gleitze: The Spirit of a New Age To Air

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Doloranda Pember reported that the documentary entitled Mercedes Gleitze: The Spirit of a New Age, produced by Clare Delargy of Delargy Productions of Northern Ireland, will be broadcast later this year on Foxtel’s Bio Channel (Biography Channel). It will first be shown in Australia and New Zealand.

The documentary contains previously unseen footage of Gleitze taken during her swimming career, and interviews with Montserrat Tresserras Dou, Olympian Duncan Goodhew, Dr. Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, and Harvard historian Dr. Marilyn Morgan.

The film also features two eyewitnesses, one of whom witnessed Gleitze’s unprecedented swim across the Strait of Gibraltar.

Photo by Ram Barkai shows daughter Doloranda Pember and a photo of her mother Mercedes Gleitze above at the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.

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