VIRTUAL CINEMA: Against the Current

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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 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. Icelandic with English subtitles

Rating: NR
Director: Óskar Páll Sveinsson
Starring: Veiga Grétarsdóttir
Release Date: June 25, 2021 
Runtime: 1h 27m
Language: Icelandic w/ English subtitles
Format: Online Streaming