Documentary screening in Herbert Park

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The Dublin City Council will host a free screening of the documentary Atlantic in Herbert Park tomorrow.

The film focuses on three small fishing communities – one in Ireland, one in Norway and one in Newfoundland. It explores the two big resources in the North Atlantic; fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on their environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic.

The documentary goes into depth on the damage being caused by the world’s biggest fishing countries as they push fish stocks to the brink and reduce the resources that coastal communities rely on, which is leading those communities to the point of no return. Brendan Gleeson provides the narration for this documentary, discussing the lessons that modern day communities must learn from the past in order to create a brighter future.

The screening has been organised in association with Happenings, Clean Coasts and Friends of the Earth. The forecast for the day is 14 degrees and dry, and it is recommended that attendees wear warm clothes and bring blankets.

The gates will open at 6pm on Thursday October 6th with the film beginning at 7.30pm and running for 1 hour and 20 minutes. There will be plenty of space available and no booking is required. Food vendors will be on site.

By Kevin Carney