Atlantic

 

From the director of The Pipe comes this stirring documentary, written by well known NL radio personality Angela Antle, with award winning local producer Jill Knox Gosse. This team asks difficult questions about the relationship between our North Atlantic Ocean resources and those who depend on them.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland struggling to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. As the oil industry drives deeper into the fragile sea, and conglomerate fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities, and the resources they rely on, are fast approaching a point of no return.

Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, Atlantic brings to the fore three intimate stories from the global resource debate, and explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future. Director: Risteard Ó Dominall • Writer: Angela Antle • Producer: Jill Knox-Gosse • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 1h15 Mins

SHORT FILMS

Slice of Life

A woman waits by the phone impatiently in this comedic urban fairytale of love, longing, and eventual fulfilment. Director & Writer: Brittney Gilliam • Producer: College of the North Atlantic • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR  • Runtime: 2 Mins

Flight of the Fisherman

This documentary follows Huang Yuechuang, a 77 year-old cormorant fisherman who is the last of his generation to carry on the traditional method of fishing in rural China. Director, Writer & Producer: Lian Morrison • Country: Canada/China • Runtime: 11 Mins

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