THE PIPE documentary Irland, 2010 DVD, 83 Min. (OF Englisch) by Risteard O Domhnaill
followed by adiscussion
3. December 2011 Topkino 6.00 p.m. / Großer Saal
'The Pipe' ia a story, like David and Goliath, about the four-year-long battle between the residents of the small fishing village of Rossport and one of the world's largest oil companies: Shell Oil. When the multinational enterprise finds a source of natural gas along the village coastline, they, in line with local authorities, begin to lay a pipeline that will cut directly through the settlement. The resistence to the construction work is firm and when Shell Oil, backed by massive police presence, continue with their project a proper battle breaks out ? between paid state and private police and the completely peaceful but outraged settlers who, with all the tools at their disposal, try to defend their land.
Best Documentary Feature (Arizona IFF, 2011)
Best Documentary (Prix Circom 2011) Best Feature Film (Green Film Festival in Seoul, 2011) Environmental Film Award (Reykjavik IFF, 2011)