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Controversial film on Corrib Gas pipeline tours the U.S.

Risteard O’Domhnaill’s stunning new documentary, The Pipe, which recently wowed audiences at Boston’s Irish Film Festival, is currently taking in a tour of selected U.S. cities, with upcoming screenings in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

O’Domhnaill, a news cameraman by trade, has followed the people of the Erris Peninsula, Co. Mayo as they have battled Shell’s encroachment onto their lands. The oil giant is seeking to exploit the Corrib Gas Field, located 80 km off the coast of County Mayo, by pumping unrefined gas 9km inland through an inhabited area to a refinery.

Documenting key players in the struggle over four years, The Pipe premiered at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh and has since won acclaim at film festivals worldwide, most recently winning Best Documentary Feature at the Arizona International Film Festival, and a similar award at Glasgow’s Celtic Media Festival.

Upcoming U.S. screenings include at the San Francisco International Film Festival until May 5th; the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago on Friday, April 29th; and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 14. For full screening details and links to buy tickets, see thepipethefilm.com.

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