Open-water swimmer Beth French wants to swim across seven of the world's most dangerous sea-channels - an extreme challenge called Oceans Seven - and do it in record time: within one year.
Driven to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with a life long illness which left her wheelchair-bound as a teenager, Beth travels to far-flung corners of the world confronting jellyfish, sharks, wild weather, hypothermia and mind-numbing fatigue.
But, in an unpredictable and emotional climax, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with a mother’s dreams for her son.
"A remarkable and visually stunning documentary film. Keeps you hooked until the very last minute."
Watch Against the Tides at City Screen (York) on 23 May 2019 at 21:30.
If enough people buy tickets this screening will go ahead.