The Pipe: An Irish Village that Stood Up to Big Oil.

This week’s M.U.S.T. see documentary takes us to Ireland.

Released back in 2010, The Pipe tells the story of the small Rossport community which has taken on the mighty Shell Oil and the Irish State. The discovery of gas off this remote coastal village has led to the most dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland. The rights of farmers over their fields, and of fishermen to their fishing grounds, has come in direct conflict with one of the world’s most powerful oil companies. When the citizens look to their State to protect their rights, they find that the government has put Shell’s right to lay a pipeline over their own. Already 5 locals have spent 94 days in jail rather than let the proposed Shell pipeline cross their lands. This once tranquil area is engulfed in turmoil and in the fight of their lives.

To learn more about this documentary feel free to visit their website: http://www.thepipethefilm.com/ You can also view the entire documentary here: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_pipe_2010/

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