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Against the Tide

Written and directed by Sarvnik KAUR 

Documentary • 97 mn • 202

Bombay fishermen Rakesh and Ganesh are inheritors of the great Koli knowledge system – a way to harvest the sea by following the moon and the tides. Rakesh has kept faith in the traditional fishing methods while Ganesh has strayed away from them, embracing technology.

AGAINST THE TIDE is a tale of friendship and rising resentment between the two men, as close as brothers, against the backdrop of an adoring sea, which is increasingly turning hostile because of climate change.

Produced by
Snooker Club Films (India)

A Little Anarky Films (India)

In coproduction with

Les Films de l’œil sauvage (France)

With the participation of

France TV

Ushuaïa TV

With the support of 

CNC – Fonds de Soutien Audiovisuel

Région Sud

IDFA Bertha Fund Europe


IDFA Bertha Fund Classics


Chicken & Eggs Pictures

CrossCurrents International Doc Fund

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Momentum Grant

Sundance Documentary Fund

SF Film Fund

Russell Long


Robina Grant

International sales

Deckert Distribution

National distribution

Submarine Deluxe (North America)

Les Films de l’œil sauvage  (France) 

Docs Barcelona (Spain)

Festivalsand awards

Sundance - World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award : Vérité Filmmaking


San Francisco IFF

Visions du Réel - Perception Change Award

Hot Docs

DOK.fest Munich

Seattle IFF

Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Docs Barcelona

Berkshire IFF

Sydney IFF

Sheffield Doc/Fest

IceDocs 2023 - Prix du meilleur long-métrage
Lemesos IDF
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 
Atlantic International Film Festival
Darwin IFF
Lunenburg Doc Fest
International South Asian Film Festival of Canada iSAFF
- Meilleur documentaire
Planet On 
Busan IFF
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin
Bergen IFF 
Ulju Mountain Film Festival
Noordelijk Film Festival 

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