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« the film is one of the most accessible and informative studies of the role the EU now plays in our lives, often largely ignored or misunderstood . »
Seán Crosson for Film Ireland



« Gutsy, like Flaherty. Punchy, like Loach »
Steve Martin - Irish Post Film Critic.


SYNOPSIS

The incredible story of a small fisherman in his daily fight over 8 years, a man stuck between the politico-economic mechanism of his country and European Union regulations.
A provocative film about understanding each individuals role in society.


The film retraces the origin of the global problems that face small fishermen today, the complexity of political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities. We follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends and see their efforts to survive throughout the long process of meeting politicians, gathering support from island communities across Europe and working with international NGOs. Gradually, they come to realise that they are only a small piece of a much larger puzzle in which the escalating problem of overfishing and other environmental, economic and social issues come into consideration.