Against the Tides presented by George Fisher

Contact

Organizer: George Fisher

Name: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Phone: 017687 72195

Email: alhambracinema@gmail.com

Website: https://www.keswickalhambra.co.uk

Address

St. Johns Street
Keswick, Cumbria,
Keswick
CA12 5AG

Price Notes

£8.10

Direction

The Alhambra Cinema is located in St Johns Street just up from the Market Square.

Details

We are very proud to once again be joining our local Alhambra Cinema to bring you a film of inspiration and human endeavour over great adversity.

Tickets can be bought from the Alhambra Cinema, link below.

AGAINST THE TIDES follows marathon swimmer, Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world. For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year.

It took Beth five years to prepare for the challenge, cost her tens of thousands of pounds and involved hundreds of supporters, but, driven to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with lifelong illness M.E. (a.k.a. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Beth travels across continents to far-flung corners of the world… where land meets sea.

Once in the water, Beth confronts jellyfish, sharks, hypothermia, wild weather and mind-numbing fatigue, along with demons from her past. 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’.

With each swim Beth gets stronger and more determined but as her dramatic journey nears its end, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with a mother’s dreams for her son in an unpredictable and emotional climax.

AGAINST THE TIDES is a feature documentary by the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Stefan Stuckert.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
25/08/2019 25/08/2019 5pm