Swimming Through The Darkness
Kanai Chakraborty, a blind swimmer who successfully completed the world′s longest swimming competition in the Ganges River wants to demonstrate the power of disabled people by challenging sports. Even when he visits his school for the blind, he insists that they should fight against the prejudice of society with their own strength in front of his juniors. But his family does not agree with him. They want him to help the poor family by begging for money. Poverty is a more difficult obstacle than the physical disability for him, who wants to continue to challenge swimming, loving the freedom he feels for a moment while swimming in the water. It is released after a long time by Supriyo Sen, an independent filmmaker representing India. The director captures the dynamic journey of a middle-aged man who has to walk a risky line between reality and dreams. (Huh Kyoung)
A winner of Berlin Today Award (2009) for his short documentary “Wagah”, Supriyo Sen is one of the leading Independent documentary filmmakers from India. He has produced and directed feature and short documentaries like Hope Dies Last in War, Let There Be Light, Our Grandparents’ Home etc. He attended the 17th BIFF as jury member of BIFF Mecenat Award.