“…epic in scope, damning in its conclusions.” — The Irish Times
From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s new film Atlantic takes on the powerful interests carving up Ireland’s ocean resources. Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson narrates the film, which was shot across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada) by Scannáin Inbhear (Inver Films). Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. As the major oil companies drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal people and the species they rely on may be reaching a point of no return.
Winner: Best Irish Documentary, Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2016
Guests will be welcomed with a reception featuring local craft beer, and local seafood served by Stephane Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers. Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with O’Domhnaill, Griesbach and Michael O’Meara, author of Sea Gastronomy.
Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Script Angela Antle
Producers Risteard Ó Domhnaill, Marie-Therese Garvey
Editor Nigel O’Regan
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