Against the Current

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Against the Current

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 as a trans woman is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. At the age of 38, Veiga had a wife and family and decided to undergo gender affirmation surgery. The inner struggle for Veiga to become herself 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.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

"Sveinsson presents, in all its sublimity, the sea's beauty, and deadly treachery, taking a loving, caring approach to Grétarsdóttir's tale."
Ray Lobo, Film Threat


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