Two men untangle fish from a net on a wooden dock, seagulls nearby.

Against the Tide

(Against the Tide)

Long-time friends Rakesh and Ganesh are fishermen. While one tries to preserve the traditional practices of his ancestors, the other is driven by visions of high profit paying no regard to the law or ecological ethics.

Money or friendship? Tradition or modern technology? A glimpse into the daily lives of two Indian households, whose survival depends on the number of fish they catch, shows a multitude of contradictions. Rakesh’s sense of injustice grows as the economic gap between the two families widens. His profits are dwindling, he’s losing employees, and on top of all that he’s fighting for his son’s life. Despite everything, he persistently rejects Ganesh’s offers to purchase environmentally harmful and illegal LED technology, which could provide him with the money needed to treat his sick son.

Světozor Cinema – Small Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1


Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Martin Hříbek, Expert on Indian politics
Petra Dvořáková, Moderator
TitleAgainst the Tide
Original TitleAgainst the Tide
Original LanguageHindi, Koli, Marathi
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginFrance, India
Length97 min.
Tags Nature, Work, Asia
Director Sarvnik Kaur

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