The Pipe

Risteard Ó Domhnaill
| Ireland
| 2010
| 83 min

Four years in the making, The Pipe tells the David and Goliath story of a small community which has taken on the might of Shell Oil and the Irish State. The discovery of gas off a remote coastal village has led to a dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland. The rights of farmers, fishermen and other locals have come in direct conflict with one of the world’s most powerful oil companies. Following the personal experience of three main characters, The Pipe is a story of a community at times united but also tragically divided, in their struggle to prevent Shell destroying a way of life shared by many generations. When all hope seems lost, events take a dramatic turn.

Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Rachel Lysaght, Risteard Ó Domhnaill
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