'First One in the Water' is a short-form documentary that dives deep into the aquatic life of Raymond Kwong, the first Chinese-Canadian lifeguard in British Columbia. Through linear and immersive video formats, 'First One in the Water' blends the duality of two worlds: The linear short documentary is set on land, exploring Kwong as a Chinese-Canadian pioneer with a youthful spirit housed in an aging frame. The immersive video takes audiences underwater with a visual metaphor of Kwong's ability to maintain originality within the structures of his environment and his thoughts on the grace of aging as he glides freely around the viewer with the vigour of his younger self.

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