As part of Science Gallery Dublin's IN CASE OF EMERGENCY exhibition, Slow Food Dublin is hosting a screening of the documentary Atlantic in partnership with the film’s director, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.
Slow Food Dublin is presenting this documentary to highlight the collapse of our indigenous fishing communities, but more importantly, to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable fishing practices in order to sustain and support coastal communities and our sea resources. Atlantic draws on stories from the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters. See below for more information about the documentary.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the following experts:
- Sally Barnes from Woodcock Smokery in Skibbereen, Co Cork — Sally has been the owner and chief smoker at Woodcock Smokery for longer than she cares to remember! Sally is one of the few fish smokers left in Ireland to only smoke wild salmon, hake, pollock, kippers, tuna and mackerel. Along with running her well-established business, Sally is a key member of the Slow Food movemenet in Ireland, having represented Ireland at Slow Food International events around the world like ‘Salone del Gusto’ in Turin, and at ‘Slowfish’ in Genoa.
- Niall Sabongi, chef and owner of Klaw in Temple Bar, Poké on Capel Street and soon to open Urbanmonger on South Great Georges Street and Klaw Seafood Café on Fownes Street. His seafood businesses are all about ‘casual and accessible’ seafood and includes a tasting of oysters from around the Irish coast, a true expression of Irish ‘terroir’. Niall is committed to sustainable seafood and his own quest to source the best fresh fish led him to establish a seafood wholesale business, Sustainable Seafood Ireland. He is also one of Fáilte Ireland Food Champion’s, frequently giving talks and demos on seafood at festivals and events around Ireland.
- Risteard Ó Domhnaill is an award winning director and cinematographer, known for The Pipe (2010), Atlantic (2016) and founder of Scannáin Inbhear/Inver Films. Accolades include Best Irish Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival and 2016 Screen Director's Guild of Ireland Finders Series Award.
Tickets cost €6 and can be purchased through the Science Gallery Dublin website here.
More information about the IN CASE OF EMERGENCY exhibition can be viewed here.
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest 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, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic brings to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. It explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future.
Please visit the Atlantic film website for more information.