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Against The Tides (DocFest)
February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The award-winning feature documentary directed by BAFTA-nominated Stefan Stuckert and produced by BAFTA & EMMY-nominated Nick Read. Premiered at the acclaimed International Documentary Festival in Sheffield, the film was released in the UK in 2019.
The film recounts the attempt by British aquatic athlete Beth French, a single mother from Somerset in her late 30s who was once a wheelchair user in her teens, to swim the Oceans Seven marathon, an extreme endurance trial. Once in the water, Beth confronts jellyfish, sharks, hypothermia, wild weather and mind-numbing fatigue, as well as her own inner demons. Each swim can take up to 20 hours, often through the night. Immersed in the waves, Beth is in her element: “Being in water gives me freedom… it’s where I belong’.