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AGAINST THE CURRENT

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary | Iceland | Icelandic with English subtitles | DCP



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.

“Against the Current doesn’t waste time arguing about trans female athletes’ legitimacy. It just shows the life of one such woman and celebrates her accomplishments, with great pictorial style.”

– Steve Erickson, GAY CITY NEWS

“There’s a point in the film where Grétarsdóttir is centered on the screen. She talks about kayaking alongside Látrabjarg, the largest seabird cliff in Iceland and one of Europe's biggest. It is home to millions of birds (many of them puffins). The camera zooms out and the drone flies farther and farther out to sea. Grétarsdóttir becomes nothing but a tiny spec in the frame — and still we cannot see the top of the cliff. It’s a very powerful scene, even when viewed on a small screen. Like viewers of the best adventure documentaries, we are humbled by the majesty of nature.”


– Jacob Anderson-Minshall, OUT TRAVELER

“A gripping story... Veiga Grétarsdóttir faced some rough currents in her life journey. Her transition made her stronger, more at ease with herself, ready to overcome nature’s harshest challenges. She emerged not just as a transgender role model for those who have suffered through rejection and ostracism in their transition but also as an athlete worthy of our admiration. Her story should inspire all of us regardless of race, nationality, religion, or even gender. Against the Current shows that the possibilities are unlimited.”


– Ray Lobo, FILM THREAT

DIRECTED BY
Óskar Páll Sveinsson

SUBJECT
Veiga Grétarsdóttir




CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Tuesday - Saturday
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
242 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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242 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL, 32128
(386)-252-3118
info@cinematique.org

Tuesday - Saturday
 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS