Against The Current

Against The Current

How far do you have to travel to find yourself and what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there?

Veiga is the first person in the world to paddle over 2,000 kilometers journey around Iceland, counterclockwise and ́Against the Current ́. This achievement is considered comparable to climbing the mountain K2.

Her 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. Veigar was married and had children but at the age of 38 decided that he could no longer live as a man and decided to undergo gender reassignment.

The inner struggle for Veigar was a real torture and twice he tried to take his life. These two conflict stories are intertwined in the film in an amazing journey aroundIceland, with the magical and rugged coastline of the country in the background.

Credit list:

Directed by 
Oskar Pall Sveinsson

Script writer
Margrét Örnólfsdóttir

Cast  
Veiga Grétarsdóttir

Producers
Petur Einarsson
Kristin Olafsdottir

Music 
Högni Egilsson

Cinematography 
Oskar Pall Sveinsson

Film Editing 
Hrafn Jónsson

Sound Department 

Gunnar Árnason

Editorial Department 

Luis Ascanio

 

Nominations:
EDDA AWARDS 2021
Best Documentary, Best Sound 

Screenings:
New York: Quad Cinemas, followed by a digital release on Kino Now and home video June 25th

Tallahassee Films
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Festivals:
RIFF – Reykjavík International Film Festival

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