Against the Current | TIFF

Against the Current

(Iceland)

Directed by:
Óskar Páll Sveinsson
Cast:
Veiga Grétarsdóttir
Duration:
1h:27m
TIFF edition:
2021
Synopsis:

Veiga is the first person in the world to paddle over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland against the current. This achievement is considered comparable to climbing the mountain K2. Veiga's personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy in a fishing village. 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. Here is the story of this remarkable woman.

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