I mBéal na Stoirme/ A Turning Tide in the Life of Man

I mBéal na Stoirme/ A Turning Tide in the Life of Man

In the presence of the director Loïc Jourdain
The CCI has joined forces with the cinema Les 3 Luxembourg, the Irish Film Institute and Irish Film Board to promote contemporary Irish film and bring it to a wider public in France. Just 5 minutes from the CCI, you will be able to enjoy even more comfortable screenings of Irish feature, short and documentary films subtitled in French, as well as discussions with film directors, producers and actors.
Filmed over eight years, A Turning Tide in the Life of Man follows John O’Brien, a small fisherman from the island of Inis Bó Finne, who embarked on a European campaign through the meanders of the Common Fisheries Policy reform in Brussels to try and regain his ancestors’ right to fish the seas around Donegal.

The film retraces the origin of the global problems that face small fishermen today, the complexity of political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities. We follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends and see their efforts to survive throughout the long process of meeting politicians, gathering support from island communities across Europe and working with international NGOs. Gradually, they come to realise that they are only a small piece of a much larger puzzle in which the escalating problem of overfishing and other environmental, economic and social issues come into consideration.


Gaumont/Pathé and MK2/UGC cards accepted + 2€

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