Own Your Destiny
Directed by BAFTA-nominated Stefan Stuckert, Against The Tides, will be showing on Thursday 18th of July at the Phoenix Cinema, Pickaquoy, Kirkwall.
The film follows British marathon swimmer Beth French who wants to swim across seven of the world’s most dangerous sea-channels – an extreme challenge called Oceans Seven – and do it in record time: within one year.
Driven to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with a life-long, debilitating illness, Beth travels to far-flung corners of the world confronting jellyfish, sharks, wild weather, hypothermia and mind-numbing fatigue.
But, in an unpredictable and emotional climax, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with a mother’s dreams for her son.
Against The Tides has 2 showings in the Phoenix Cinema on Thursday 18th at 12.30 and in the evening at 8.30pm.