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“The Pipe” in Greystones

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We will be screening The Pipe movie on 20th April at The Happy Pear in Greystones. This amazing movie tells the story of the local, grassroots community effort in Rossport, County Mayo (Ireland) to halt the planned laying of a gas pipeline by Shell Oil, across fishing grounds and pastoral farmland, following the discovery of a large supply field offshore.

Shell Oil, with the taciturn approval of the Irish State government, had planned to begin the laying of the pipeline underwater, off the Mayo coast. The proposed pipeline would then snake over working farms and pristine landscape for miles to its destination. The local community, fearing loss of livelihood, environmental disasters, non-transparent corporate profits and the invoking of “eminent domain”, rose up in non-violent rebellion.

The Pipe is a story of a community tragically divided, and how they deal with a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction of a way of life shared for generations.

The film received a huge interest in The Pipe in Ireland and abroad. For example The Pipe’s Facebook page has already gained over 3,000 fans.

20th April 2011 (Wednesday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

No charge of course.

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Written by Kruk

April 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Bold Native returns to Greystones!

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Bold Native will be returning to The Happy Pear in Greystones for an encore screening on March 12th! Also nutritionist Gosia Desmond will run a lecture after the screening.

Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.

After two successful screenings in Ireland we will be showing this amazing movie again. Also this time Gosia Desmond* will talk about practical nutritional strategies to avoid or survive deadly diseases using a vegan diet.

*About Gosia Desmond: Gosia has a degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and Masters in Dietetics from the Warsaw Medical University. She has also graduated from the Course in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Imperial College London. She is a nutritionist and a researcher at the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, and a nutritionist at the Carolina Medical Center in Warsaw, where she is setting up a Center of Nutritional Medicine.

12th of March 2011 (Saturday)
7:30pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

No admission of course.

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward screening

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The Happy Pear Film Club is back on 19th of February! We’ll be showing Zeitgeist: Moving Forward! It is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy”.

I haven’t seen it myself but as far as I know screenings around the world went very well so it looks quite interesting! If you’re around pop into The Happy Pear. It’s a free screening of course!

19/02/2011 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road,
Greystones

Written by Kruk

February 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Battle In Seattle in Greystones!

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We’ll be showing another great movie this Saturday! This time we’ll be screening Battle In Seattle. The film depicts the historic protest in 1999, as thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The World Trade Organization is considered by protesters to contribute to widening the socioeconomic gap between the rich and the poor while it claims to be fixing it and increasing world hunger, disease and death.

The movie takes an in-depth look at several fictional …characters during those five days in 1999 as demonstrators protested the meeting of the WTO in Seattle’s streets. The movie portrays conflicts between the peaceful protesters and a minority committing property destruction whose actions were widely covered by the media. Although the protest began peacefully with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, police began teargassing the crowd and the situation escalated into a full-scale riot and a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.

15th January 2011 (Saturday)
8pm
The Happy Pear
Church Road
Greystones

This is free screening and everyone is welcome! If you happen to be nearby, please come!