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Inishowen maritime film project needs your help 03.09.18

AN Inishowen community group is looking for local people to get involved with a documentary film project based on the peninsula’s rich maritime heritage. The Inishowen Community Media Network (ICMN) has commissioned Crana Communications to research and produce a documentary on the decline of our once-thriving fishing industry and way of life, told through the life stories of the interviewees, fishing folklore, songs and more. The programme will also look at ways in which our coastal communities are fighting back and diversifying to make a living from the sea. The ICMN group is looking for your help!
Fishing boats at Greencastle harbour in 2007.
ICMN spokesperson Martha McCulloch said that they are looking for material and people with a story to tell: ‘The programme will make use of any photos and other archive material available from either the contributors themselves or other sources. If anyone has information, knows someone with a story to tell or has old photos ICMN want to hear from you. You can email the group at guthanphobail@gmai.com . The idea behind the project is to document material for future generations that would otherwise be lost. The final film and all recorded material will be archived and free for the public, schools and libraries.’
Jim Doherty of Crana Communications is looking forward to starting work on the project: ‘The waters surrounding Inishowen are so much part of who we are, they’ve shaped and provided for us for generations. I believe this to be a really important project and urge the fishing community and anyone whose family made a living from our waters to get in touch.’
Anyone wanting to get in touch with ICMN or Crana Communications regarding the fishing documentary can email them at guthanphobail@gmail.com or call 086 8156289.
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