Thanks to the hard work from An Taisce and the Clean Coasts Officer for the North West, as a series of beach clean ups will be happening along our coasts from 10th May to 17th May for Clean Coasts Clean-up week. For anyone who would like to get involved in this great initiative, there will be free screenings in The Model Cinema on 12th May at 6pm and this will be a chance to connect with a beach clean-up group in your area.
As part of this initiative, The Model Cinema is screening North of the Sun, a film about two Norwegian surfers, who make their way to an isolated island within the Arctic Circle to live for nine months; where they build a shack and surf the freezing waters, and although within this stark landscapes, there are pristine beaches, rubbish and waste products are still being washed in from the sea. The two surfers decide to clean the beaches during their stay.
Included in this screening will be three recent short films on surfing and bodyboarding. These films were recently screened at the ‘Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival’ in Dublin and included are James Skerrit’s short film on Sligo body boarder, Shane Meehan, titled A Man Named Shane. Peter Clyne’s film, North of Nowhere, starring local body boarder Seamus McGoldrick, with great footage of the night sky over Sligo bay and Marion Poizeau’s film about Easkey Britton’s journey to Iran, Surfing in Iran which shows Easkey as the first woman to surf in this country. Easkey and Marion are currently running a fundit campaign to raise monies to continue this journey and make this into a full length documentary.
Drinks will be served on the night and all that attend will be entered into a raffle.