Against the Current

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Against the Current

Runtime: 87 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Director: Oskar Pall Sveinsson
Genres: Documentary, Adventure, LGBTQ
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films


Veiga Grtarsdttir is the first person in the world to try kayaking over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland, counter-clockwise and against the current. This achievement has been said to be comparable to climbing K2. Veiga's personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born a boy in a remote fishing village. She had a wife and family but decided that she could no longer live as a man and at age 38 underwent gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than her solo kayak expedition.