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The Pipe

  • 8 10
  • 2011
  • 81min

Through a meticulous investigation, this film documents the struggle of a small coastal community of Ireland against the powerful multinational Shell to avoid the construction of a millionaire gas pipeline on their lands.

Awards

AWARDS: Honorable Mention by the Green Screen Jury. IDFA/ Best Documentary. Foyle Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Boston Irish Film Festival/ Bronze Torc Award. Celtic Film and Television Festival/ Best Short Documentary. Galway Film Fleadh/ Best Documentary. Irish Film and Television Awards/ Best Feature Film. Jaipur International Film Festival/ Best Original Score: Short, Best Director, Best Editing. Maverick Movie Awards/ Environmental Award. Reykjavik International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival/ Cinema For Peace Awards/ Maverick Movie Awards/ Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Pipe. The small Irish village that stood up to Big Oil

What happens when the victims of a great engineering project that were once considered insignificant resist together against an oil giant? They definitely become a much bigger factor in the equation. Or rather, a thorn in the side for the big capital.

This incisive film documents, with historical veracity and demonstrable data, the controversial case of the construction of a gas pipeline through the lands of hundreds of inhabitants of the small agricultural community of Rossport, in the west of Ireland.