A TURNING TIDE IN THE LIFE OF MAN
"A TURNING TIDE IN THE LIFE OF MAN"
For eight years, a small-scale fisherman puts himself against his government and the EU machinery.
Filmed over eight years, A Turning Tide in the Life of Man follows John O’Brien, a small-scale fisherman from the island of Inis Bó Finne, embarks on a journey to save his community by navigating the corridors of the EU’s institutions.
The film is evidence of the threats faced by small-scale fishermen and coastal communities throughout Europe today - the complexity of distant political decision-making and yet the impact of it on vulnerable communities. We accompany John, his family, and friends, and see how they cope with the stresses of years of meetings, politician's promises, the anxiety of being away, but also gathering the support of island communities across Europe and from environmental NGOs. We witness how John and the community come to the realisation that they are only a small piece of a much larger puzzle in which the growing reality of overfishing, environmental decline, and economic pressure all compete for solutions
"Festivals Selections and Awards "
Festival European Film Festival des Arcs (France)
Festival Etonnants Voyageurs (France)
Competition, Millenium Film Festival (Brussels)
Palic Film Festival (Serbia),
Compétition, Bled Film Festival (Slovenia)
The IFI Documentary Films Festival (Ireland)
Compétition, Galway Film Festival
Guth Gafa Film Festival (Ireland)
HIFF 2016 (Scotland)
Rencontres AD Hoc (France)
Escales Documentaires, Ecran vert (France)
Compétition, Cine Politico (Argentina)
Festival Résistances (France)
Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France)
NordKap Festival (Norway)
Rencontres hivernales de Grignan (France) 2017
Rencontres cinématographiques de Montmélian (France) 2017
Winner Best Documentary, FIFIG 2015
Winner Best Documentary, Festival Pêcheurs du Monde
Special Jury's mention, Documentary Films Festival Traces de vies
Special Jury's mention, Derry Foyle Film Festival
Jury Award, the Rural Film Festival Festi’vache
Winner Best European Documentary Award,
Nominated for the best documentary 2016,
Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Awards 2016
Nominated for the best single documentary 2017
Celtic Media Festival...
Nominated for the best Documentary 2016,
Fondation Radharc Awards (Irlande) 2016