80 mins – Ireland 2021 – Documentary – Dir: Johnny Gogan
Featuring: Nuala McNulty, Eddie Mitchell and Mark Ruffalo
Triskel Arts Centre, in partnership with Eclipse Pictures and Modern Films, presents the opportunity to rent Groundswell online. The film can be rented via the Modern Films VOD service for €9.99.
Activist and filmmaker Johnny Gogan’s Groundswell provides a uniquely personal insight into how Ireland banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and how Northern Ireland still faces the prospect.
The film follows the establishment of a broad-based campaign in these counties which spread nationally and internationally, leading to the passing of a seminal law in the Dáil banning fracking in 2017. With over 40 contributions from participants on both sides of the Atlantic including actor and campaigner Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Steingraber, Eddie Mitchell, Dianne Little and Nuala McNulty, Groundswell is a very affirmative story about the power of community and creativity, but also about the persistence of the oil and gas industry beyond Peak Oil.