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The award winning film, The Pipe, will be showing on Tuesday 12th at the Millennium Theatre at the LIT Film Festival. (Time of Showing to be announced shortly)



In a remote corner of the West of Ireland sits Broadhaven Bay. It is

the perfect picture postcard, where the high cliffs of Erris Head and

the Stags of Broadhaven stand sentry at the mouth of the bay against

the mighty Atlantic, as if protecting the delicate golden sands of

Glengad beach and the tiny village of Rossport, which nestles behind

the dunes. However, this peaceful tranquility belies the turmoil that

lies beneath, and the unique nature of the coastline which has

sustained generations of farmers and fishermen, has also delivered to

Shell Oil the perfect landfall for the Corrib Gas Pipeline.

In 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 worlds most

powerful oil companies. When the citizens look to their state to

protect their rights, they find that the state has put Shell’s right

to lay a pipeline over their own.

The Pipe is a story of a community tragically divided, and how they

deal with a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction

of a way of life shared for generations.


List of screenings (including Washington, Boston, Chicago and San