Atlantic is the second documentary film from the makers of the award winning documentary The Pipe (2010). Atlantic started as a crowd funding project, where the digital community came together and raised the highest Fund-it amount every raised, totalling €56,000. Once made, Atlantic came to communities everywhere as we screened at cinemas, theatres, lighthouses, arts centres, in thatched cottages and on beaches across the country!
The film charts the politics of resource management of the North Atlantic; from strong State control in Norway, mixed fortunes in Newfoundland, to a more liberal, privatised system in Ireland.
Atlantic, through the experience of these coastal neighbours, poses the question: who will benefit from the exploitation of these resources, and what the consequences will be for communities and the environment?
Atlantic‘s aim is to empower local communities and individuals so that they can better contribute to this vital debate. We want people to engage in live and uncensored discussions between people on all sides of the Atlantic.
Filmed across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, Atlantic was made possible by a team of people who featured in the documentary, worked behind the scenes and by companies and communities from the three countries coming together to make it happen.