AGAINST THE CURRENT | TEASER 1
USA | 2021 | 58 minutes Against the Current is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey of South African endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, as she attempts to become the first person ever to swim around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) non-stop. It’s a 40-mile challenge that was estimated to take up to 32 hours to complete, swimming through strong currents, powerful winds and other hurdles throughout … and it was all done to raise awareness about the issue of plastic pollution.
Directed by Tod Hardin
Cinematography and Editing by Erik Aleynikov
Narrated by Matthew Modine
What we've been up to...
We are so stoked to be part of the Blue Communities initiative!
Breathe is excited about being affiliated with Lizzy! Check out our new water bottles.
Sarah Ferguson had lots of fun shooting this video with Corona, Parley and ZigZag Magazine!
World Oceans Day talk at Highgate Wine Estate in the Midlands.
Guest speaker at the Wakefields Awards Breakfast.
Talk about an inspirational day! We had the pleasure of hearing Sarah Ferguson speak to us at our Wakefields awards breakfast about her fight against marine pollution. Putting her talent and strength to the ultimate test to save our planet from…well, us! Swimming in the ocean for over 20 hours straight, no assistance, no rest with one goal, to educate the rest of us idiots about how we are destroying our home. Machine. – richwaltersrealty
We had our very first workshop at the MakerSpace venue with interns from the Steve Bhiko University. The theme was to Live Deeply and Tread Lightly with the outcome to inspire people to rethink their consumer behaviour. It was very interactive and we can’t wait to do more!
I really appreciate the visit you paid us at the space during the week. I was so inspired how really you went just to save the planet and world. what I love the most was the information you shared with us about changing our consumer behaviour perception.
Shongwe Kwanele (Recycling technician)
“I was at the Wakefields awards breakfast this morning and just wanted to say how very much I loved listening to you. I am absolutely fascinated at what you have done and are doing. I am grateful to have been there. I wish you enormous success in all you do” – Debby J
MSF is very proud to ratify the swim documentation, now published at
On the 16 July, Sarah will be chatting to the OOBA team about plastic free living!
Sarah visits Crawford La Lucia on 7 August to chat to the students (and teachers!) about the devastating effects of single-use plastic.
Sarah visits the Garlicke & Bousfield crew on the 16 September to talk all things Ocean conservation!
Sarah chats to the young ladies at Maris Stella on 3 December about the importance of plastic free living.
We believe in a plastic-free ocean
Breathe Conservation inspires and encourages all people to walk as if they are kissing the earth with their feet.
Wise words of Thich Nhat Hanh, this powerful mantra unpacks our message to live deeply and tread lightly.
We aspire to be pioneers in the industry by aiming high and eliminating rather than reducing plastic pollution in the ocean, and the world around us. We’re focused on tackling culprits like straws, coffee cups, plastic bags and sucker sticks and promote responsiveness when it comes to addressing such a big, overwhelming task.
The idea is to respond in the moment, where you can, to stop plastic pollution – no matter how small the effort may seem.