Against the Tide

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A portrait of two Indian fishermen, friends from different backgrounds, whose livelihoods are impacted by changes beyond their control.
Rakesh and Ganesh, two friends from the Koli fishing community in Bombay, live very different lives. Ganesh, with his foreign education, access to money and network of contacts, embraces modernity with the latest fishing technology. Rakesh, by contrast, struggles to make ends meet and is forced to continue with the family’s traditional shallow-water fishing methods. However, both are impacted by the challenges of a declining profession, climate change and the demands of their young families. Director Sarvnik Kaur offers a fascinating and contemplative portrait of these two men, while the film’s gentle rhythms capture the ebb and flow of the sea – an everchanging constant in Rakesh and Ganesh’s lives.

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Against the Tide + Q&A
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
Q&A with director Sarvnik NP Kaur. Moderated by Isobel Harrop
Against the Tide + Q&A
The Light - Screen 9
Q&A with director Sarvnik NP Kaur. Moderated by Anna Kime Intro to be possibly done by Lucie Kon or Emma Hindley, only if they arrive on time

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