Swimming Through The Darkness

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Hailed from a poor family, blind boy Kanai Chakraborty chooses the daring life of a swimmer than becoming a singer and begging for living. But his success in the sport couldn’t ensure him a job. Even at the age of 40, he has to continue swimming to retain a respectable identity. He participates in the world’s longest swimming competition and tames mighty river Ganges covering 81 KM! His success brings in temporary glory but Kanai continues stumbling off the water while sailing smooth on it! But his uncanny knack for chasing uncertainty remains constant and he falls in love with a married woman! While regarded as a ‘burden’ in the family already, Kanai risks of being a fallen hero in the community. The film chronicles the roller coaster journey of Kanai who constantly negotiates with destitution, desire and destiny while chasing his dream of a dignified life.

Director Supriyo Sen
Location India
Duration 49 min.
Genre Life / Social Isuue / Human Interest
Air Date (JST) Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 *rerun
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

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Supriyo Sen

Supriyo Sen


A leading independent documentary filmmaker of India, he has directed films like Way Back Home, Hope Dies Last in War, Wagah, Wait Until Death, The Nest and many other award winning films. He has won 36 international awards for his films in festivals like Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Krakow, Bilbao, Hamburg, Uppsala, Abu Dhabi, IFFI, MIFF. Supriyo has won three National Awards including Swarna Kamal for the best Documentary of the Year for Hope Dies Last in War. Supriyo has been directing this film for the last three years with great passion and commitment. Access to his character and understanding his psyche is what makes him bring out such interesting narratives.


(2007) Hope Dies Last in War
(2007) Rupban - The Beautiful
(2003) Way Back Home
(2000) The Nest
(1997) The Dream of Hanif
(1995) Wait Until Death

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