Against the Current

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
LGBTQ+
Adventure
Outdoors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:Iceland
Language:Icelandic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Zeitgesit Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCw4F7liujI
Cast/Crew
Director:O´skar Pa´ll Sveinsson
Producer:Kristín Ólafsdóttir
Pétur Einarsson
Cinematographer:Óskar Páll Sveinsson
Editor:Hrafn Jónsson
Composer:Högni Egilsson

Description

NOW SHOWING IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

Ends Thursday, August 19

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Reserve your ticket and start watching on Friday, July 2. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.


About the Film

How far do you have to travel to find yourself? And what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there? Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak the 1,300 mile circumference of Iceland, counter-clockwise and against the current, an achievement that has been compared to climbing K2. Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. By the age of 38 Veigar had a wife and family but decided that she could no longer live as a man and decided to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than the solo kayak expedition she undertakes. These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film follows her amazing 103 day journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition.


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