Éirígí along with CAP (Citizens Against Privatisation) are proud to announce that we will be screening the much talked about documentry ‘Atlantic’ in John Joes, Arklow on Saturday December 10th at 4pm.
The Atlantic is the second film documentry by Risteard Ó Domhnaill , the maker and director of The Pipe, which highlighted the fight between Big Oil company Shell and the community of Corrib in Co Mayo.
Speaking ahead of the screening of Atlantic, Éirígí ‘s Adrian Ó Raghallaigh said that the film tells the story of once proud fishing towns on the Irish coast just like Arklow, which have seen their town fishing industry destroyed by politics in Dublin and Europe. Also the film maker shows the audience around a working supertrawler and contrasts this with the working fishermen on the Irish coast.
Continuing Adrian said. The Atlantic is a must see for everyone. The film visits Norway and Newfoundland also and highlights the difference in Oil and Gas exploration and how these resources including fishing are managed better and benefit some countries while other countries like Ireland suffer.
Adrian further said that we hope to bring the film to more towns and villages across Co Wicklow
The Atlantic is narrated by Irish award winning actor Brendan Gleeson