Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 5
2016/Ireland (75 min)
Director: Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill in person!
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, ATLANTIC follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.
As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal people and the species they rely on may be reaching a point of no return.
Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic will bring the very personal stories in the vital resource debate to the fore, exploring how three modern day communities must learn from the past in order to secure a brighter future.