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"Festival of southasian documentries"

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SWIMMING THROUGH THE DARKNESS

Directed by SUPRIYO SEN | 76' | India

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Synopsis

Born in poverty and visually challenged, Kanai Chakraborty chooses the life of a swimmer. However, his success in the sport doesn’t ensure a steady income. Even at the age of 40, he has to continue swimming to make ends meet. He participates in the world’s longest swimming competition, traversing 81 km on the Ganges. His success brings in temporary glory, but his uncanny knack for chasing uncertainty remains constant.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Supriyo Sen’s filmography includes the documentaries Wait Until Death, Way Back Home, Hope Dies Last in War and Wagah. He has won 36 international awards for his films across the spectrum of international festivals. He has also won three National Awards including the President’s Gold Medal for the Best Documentary for Hope Dies Last in War.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  76'
Language :   Bengali,
Country :   India,
Director :   SUPRIYO SEN
Producer :  
Release Year :   2018

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: Special Mention