Swimming Through The Darkness

Director: Supriyo Sen
Run time: 76 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: Bengali with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: India


This inspirational documentary follows the eventful and at times chaotic life of blind swimmer Kanai Chakraborty. Despite being blind and the reservations of his family, Kanai decides to participate in the world′s longest swimming competition in the Ganges River to demonstrate the power of disabled people by challenging sports. Swimming Through The Darkness chronicles the roller-coaster journey of a gritty man determined not to let his blindness define him and to chase his own dream.

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Supriyo Sen

A leading Independent documentary filmmaker from India, Supriyo Sen directed documentaries like Way Back Home, Hope Dies Last in War, Wagah, Swimming Through The Darkness etc. Supriyo has won 40 international awards for his films in Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Bilbao, Krakow, Tampere, Hamburg, Uppsala, Munster, Huesca, Abu Dhabi, Damascus, Zagreb, IFFI (Goa), Rio-de-Janeiro, Parnu, Mumbai (MIFF) etc. He has also won four National Awards including President’s Gold Medal for the best Documentary of the year for Hope Dies Last in War. His films have been screened at festivals in Berlin, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Busan, Los Angeles, Sydney, IDFA, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, Nyon, Sheffield, Krakow, Yamagata, Palm Spring, Bilbao, Tampere, Uppsala and others.

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UK Premiere

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June 26, 2021 6:00 pm

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