Greystones Film Club presents the new documentary Atlantic at the Happy Pear on Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
Following up his powerful 2010 documentary the Pipe (which charted Shell’s ugly battles to put a pipeline through Rossport), Irish filmmaker Risteard O’Domhnaill has bigger fish to fry with his latest documentary, Atlantic (Ireland/U/82mins). Already a major critical hit, Atlantic examines the red tapes and red herrings that have left the Irish fishing industry a shell of its former self – with access to just four per cent of our own waters after an EU deal in 1973 saw farming subsidies being handed over in exchange for Ireland’s fishing rights.
Narrated by Brendan Gleeson, the far-reaching documentary investigates not only the devastation of the fishing communities in Ireland and Newfoundland; O’Domhnaill also travels to Norway, where they stood their fishing grounds, and are now the world’s second largest exporter of fish.
Released just this month in Irish cinemas, Atlantic is a crowdfunded film, and so, every penny taken at the door goes to those involved in making the film. Admission is €5, and there will be free tea, coffee and treats.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 2848684 to book a seat.