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Environmental Afternoon at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 4pm The Courthouse

2 Shorts & Discussion: Bees and pollinators have been declining in Ireland and other countries for decades AND The Kilrooskey Lough Cluster about the unique lakes in the Clones region 

The local is the universal is the local. An environmentally themed afternoon featuring new short documentary The Kilrooskey Lough Cluster about the unique lakes in the Clones region by Patrick McCabe and the visually stunning Irish-language Plean Bee by Derry production company Dearcán Media, directed by Deaglán Ó Mocháin. The event will be hosted by local environmentalist and historian Brian Ó Domhnaill. With the filmmakers and other guests in attendance, stimulating discussions are likely to ensue.




Plean Bee



Director: Deaglán Ó Mocháin



50 minutes, Ireland/UK

Cert: Club



Bees and pollinators have been declining in Ireland and other countries for decades - as a result of mono-agriculture, pollution, climate change and disease, and this decline comes at a huge cost to many parts of the natural world that we take for granted.

This event is kindly sponsored by Muineachán le Gaeilge

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP), set up by Úna Fitzpatrick and Jane Stout in 2015, is a rare environmental success story, reversing pollinator decline by mobilising a citizen's army of gardeners, farmers, community and sports groups, councils and other landowners to become pollinator friendly - acting to protect pollinators, and the lives of future generations. As Úna states in Plean Bee, 'the beauty of the plan is that we're not asking 'anybody' to solve this problem, we're asking 'everybody' to get involved, and if everybody took small actions, then together we would create a better world for pollinators, and for us all.'

Produced by Dearcán Media for TG4 with support from the Irish Language Broadcast Fund


The Kilrooskey Lough Cluster



Director: Patrick McCabe


Featuring: Brian McDonald, Ben Malone, Dr. Joerg Arnscheidt



The Kilrooskey Lough Cluster is a short film hoping to raise awareness of four chemically unique lakes around Clones Town. The delicate balance that harbours extremely rare lifeforms is in grave danger of tipping over in our lifetime.

The film was executive Produced by Bernie O’Flaherty for the Local Authority Waters Programme.


Báite

A last-minute addition to the programme of CFF 2021, this compelling 16-minute documentary written, produced and directed by Cork filmmaker Mary Keane and featuring Michéal O Muircheartaigh is based in the Muscraí Gaeltacht and looks at a system that was established throughout Ireland to enable fluency in our future teachers to preserve the Irish language.

 

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