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Atlantic Film to grace the Belltable this October 19

Atlantic film, a documentary, three years in the making spans Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland and is narrated by Emmy award winner Brendan Gleeson will be coming to the Belltable this October 19.

The anticipated Atlantic film is set to be showcased at the Waterford Film Festival; Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Hawaii and the Blue Ocean Film Festival, Florida US among others in the coming months.

From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s new film Atlantic takes on the powerful interests carving up Ireland’s ocean resources.

The Atlantic film 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 communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

The documentary was 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 brings to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. It explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future. The documentary is an ambitious crowdfunding project, breaking all Irish crowd-funding records for film and is backed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and the Nordnorsk Filmsenter (the North Norwegian Film Centre).

Check out the trailer for Atlantic here.

Check out Atlantic here.

Read more about the Atlantic documentary on their Facebook and Twitter.

Read more about Brendan Gleeson here.

Check out the Belltable Limerick here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.