Award-winning short film to be shown in Letterkenny this week

AN award-winning short film that explores the waters from North Donegal to Sligo through the eyes of its coastal communities will be shown at a special screening in Letterkenny on Wednesday.

‘Fair Seas: The Atlantic Northwest’ is a 14-minute film featuring the views, stories and insights of local communities who depend on the sea to make a living. It won the Exceptional Merit award at the

Documentaries Without Borders International Film Festival and was a finalist at the Big Blue Film Festival in Oregon.


The screening takes place at 7pm the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny which will be opened by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Martin Harley. It will be followed by a short update on Marine

Protected Areas in Ireland from Fair Seas and a panel discussion with community members from the film.

Grace Carr, Marine Advocacy Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust said, “Fair Seas: the Atlantic Northwest’ has been incredibly well received and we’re delighted to bring it back to the region for its first in-person screening. The coastal communities of Donegal and Sligo are at the heart of the film and several of the participants will be joining our panel discussion after the film. We will hear from John Shine of Shine’s Seafood, angler Peter MacAuley, scuba dive instructor Aoibheann Gillespie Mules and Auriel Robinson of Seatrails. We are passionate about listening to and telling the stories of coastal communities as we campaign to protect the vital resource that is our ocean.”


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