Against the Current
June 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am – July 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak more than 1,200 miles around Iceland, counterclockwise and “against the current.” Veiga’s personal journey
is no less remarkable: she was born as a boy 44 years ago in an Icelandic fishing village. Veigar had a wife and family but decided at the age of 38 to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle was a journey as difficult, if not more so, than the solo expedition she undertakes. These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film documents her 103-day journey around Iceland, with the magical coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition.