Against The Current
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Against the Current

July 1–31

In 2019 Veiga Grétarsdóttir became the first person to kayak 1,300 miles counterclockwise around Iceland. It was the second most difficult journey of her life.

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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 to attempt to kayak the 1,300 mile circumference of Iceland, counterclockwise and against the current, an achievement that has been compared to climbing Everest. 

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. The film follows her amazing 103-day voyage around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline serving as a backdrop to the story of Veiga's transition. D: Óskar Páll Sveinsson, Iceland, subtitled, 2020, 1h27m

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