‘The Pipe’ receives European award

Risteard O’Domhnall’s acclaimed documentary The Pipe has won in the Best Documentary category at Circom at a meeting in Frederikstad, Norway, this weekend.

 

With a membership of over 300 television stations spread across 38 states, Circom is a European-wide federation of regional television broadcasters.

 

The Pipe is a compelling documentary of Rossport’s struggle against the economic might of Shell and the tragic divisions that have split a once-peaceful and close-knit community. The film captures the anxiety, anger and disillusionment of years of conflict as well as their connection to the local environment, and the spirit, humour and heroism that sustains them.

 

The Pipe received an Honourable Mention from the IDFA Green Screen Jury and was officially selected for the London, Toronto and Palm Springs International film festivals and will screen in the Culinary Program of the Berlinale next week. It has also been nominated for the Cinemas For Peace Awards in Berlin, which highlights the human condition and human values.

 

Produced by Rachel Lysaght for Scannáin Inbhear, The Pipe was financed by BSÉ/IFB and TG4.

 

The Pipe is also to air on TG4 on Saturday 14th May at 8:10pm.

 

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