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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

A TURNING TIDE IN THE LIFE OF MAN

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On the Irish island of Inishbofin (Inish Bó Finne), the vocation of fisherman is passed from father to son, and has been for generations. When new regulations put in place by the European Union prevent John O'Brien from practicing his ancestral way of life (fishing for wild salmon), he decides to lead a crusade to regain the rights of local communities to earn a living from traditional resources. Bringing together support from NGOs, fishermen all over Europe, and ordinary citizens, John spends eight years braving industrial lobbies to prove that, from the coast of Donegal to the corridors of Brussels, a different vision of Europe is possible. It is a contemporary case of “David vs. Goliath”: one man, 500 million European citizens to convince.

The language spoken on Inish Bó Finne is Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge na hÉireann), thus underscoring the theme of threatened traditional ways of life in the post-industrial world.

Introduction before both screenings.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
I MBÉAL NA STOIRME
Director: 
Loïc Jourdain
Screenplay: 
Loïc Jourdain, Mirjam Strugalla
Photography: 
Loïc Jourdain, Tristan Clamorgan
Run time: 
1 hour 46 min
Year: 
2014
Country: 
France and
Ireland
Producer: 
Lugh Films
Sales: 
Lugh Films
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Loïc Jourdain (b. 1971) is a French director. He graduated from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in 1994 and started his career as assistant director and production assistant. In 2000, Loïc went to Ireland to shoot his documentary TORY ISLAND AFTER THE PROPHECY (2002) and later established his own production company Lugh Films in Donegal.