‘At­lantic’ doc­u­men­tary

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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 grey­stones­film­club@gmail.com or call 087 2848684 to book a seat.

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