‘Atlantic’ is the latest documentary film planned by the makers of the award winning documentary ‘The Pipe,’ which focused on the controversy surrounding the Shell led Corrib Gas pipeline project in Ireland.
‘Atlantic’ will be directed by Risteard O Domhnaill, who won international acclaim for directing ‘The Pipe.’
The new film will follow the fortunes of three fishing communities united and divided by the Atlantic ocean, as they struggle to maintain their way of life despite mounting challenges within their own industry and environment, and an increase of oil exploration activities in their fishing grounds.
On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, new hydrocarbon frontiers are moving out into deeper water, and further north into the Arctic, pushing the boundaries of risk and technology in the race for the last great oil fields.
The film will chart the politics of resource management of the North Atlantic; from strong State control in Norway, mixed fortunes in Newfoundland, to a more liberal, privatised system in Ireland.
‘Atlantic’, through the experience of these coastal neighbours, poses the question: who will benefit from the exploitation of these resources, and what the consequences will be for communities and the environment?
(Most of the above text is taken from information supplied by Risteard O Domhnaill)