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The Pipe

  NR Closed Captioning

Risteard O'Domhnaill

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About the Movie

A compelling documentary film four years in the making, The Pipe tells the story of the small Rossport community which has taken on the might of Shell Oil and the Irish State. The discovery of gas off this remote coastal village has led to the most dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland. The rights of farmers over their fields, and of fishermen to their fishing grounds, has come in direct conflict with one of the world's most powerful oil companies. When the citizens look to their State to protect their rights, they find that the government has put Shell's right to lay a pipeline over their own. Already 5 locals have spent 94 days in jail rather than let the proposed Shell pipeline cross their lands. This once tranquil area is engulfed in turmoil, as huge numbers of police drafted in. Normal policing has broken down following baton charges, surveillance, arrests, and a hunger strike by a local schoolteacher.

Customer Reviews

Must see!

I spent weeks living in Rossport and this is such a wonderful, poignant film. Beautiful place, beautiful people... horrible interruption. Highly recommended.

Preview shows nothing

Why would I want to watch this movie when the 2 mins preview shows nothing but credits (1 min) and the a few fly overs. This tells me nothing of the story.

Highly Recommended

Great documentary. Heart-wrenching and inspiring. It is a shame that so many communities are disrupted, polluted upon and broken apart due to corporate domination.

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