By on December 22, 2019

first_imgAN award-winning documentary on how Europe turned over our Donegal islanders with outrageous fishing bans is to be shown in Paris next week.The Irish Cultural Centre and Irish Embassy in Paris are hosting a special screening of A Turning Tide in the Life of Man in the French capital at the cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg (67, rue Monsieur le Prince – 75006 Paris) on October 13th at 7.30pm. The film retraces the origin of the global problems the small fishermen are facing today, the complexity of such political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities, emanating from the implementation of the Salmon Ban and other EU Regulations over the years.Since 2006, islanders from the communities of Árainn Mhór Island, Inis Bo Finne and Tory Island, in Donegal, Ireland, together with experts from around the world, have been working on common documents and actions that will help them to survive Government-led policies, and allowed them to participate in the writing of new reform of the fishing policy which was put in place in 2014 for all European countries.Lead by one fisherman’s voice, John O’Brien, we follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends from Árainn Mhór Island and Tory Island over 8 years.The film sees their efforts to survive and their long quest to find answers to their questions; traveling, meeting with politicians, gathering together other islands communities from all around Europe, querying MEPs, working with International NGOs to understand the political process and convincing those who hold the power to join their fight and make a difference. As John gets closer to the European Parliament circumstances force him into a more important role.He becomes one of the few EU small fishermen representatives and advisor by default in the new reform process.Discovering that he’s only a little piece of a larger puzzle, for the first time, John has to envisage the bigger picture for himself and like the Members of the European Commission, John and his people also have to take into consideration, environmental, economic and social issues. DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfilmInisbofinTorylast_img read more

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