SIDINGS: films, food and conversation

SPECIAL GUEST Director/Writer of A Turning Tide in the Life of Man, Loïc Jourdain will be present for the screening and the ensuing discussions.

Join us in a disused station for a defunct narrow-gauge railway that linked—until 1959—rural communities to the main train lines in Belturbet and Dromod, allowing for movement of cattle, goods and people.

On 19 November SIDINGS will be the occasion to reflect on/question the idea of progress, particularly what skills, traditions, and more broadly ways of building a community, are lost in the process (doors open 1.30 pm).

2pm OUR DAILY BREAD by Nikolaus Geyrhalter [92 mins, rating 12]

FREE, booking required

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds – a ‘cool’, industrial environment that is a far cry from the charming  photographs printed on food packaging.

4pm  Wintry soup, sourdough bread

5pm A TURNING TIDE IN THE LIFE OF MAN, documentary by Loïc Jourdain [106 mins]

FREE, booking required

Loïc Jourdain and Mirjam Strugalla Director/Writer/Producer/editor team will be present for the screening and the ensuing discussions.

Filmed over eight years, A Turning Tide in the Life of Man shows the incredible journey of a small inishbofin fisherman’s fight to save his livelihood and his community against the forces of of EU regulatory bodies. Spoiler alert: David wins against Goliath.

TEA/COFFEE/BISCUITS questions and conversation

“An eminent theologian once remarked that his only objection to modern progress was that it progressed forward instead of backward.” Oscar Wilde, A Chinese Sage (Dublin: mermaid turbulence)

“modernization is the name for the strict and servile definition of the possible. These ‘reforms’ invariably aim at making impossible what used to be practicable (for the largest number), and making profitable (for the dominant oligarchy) what did not used to be so.'” Alain Badiou quoted in Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism (London, zero books 2009)


funded by Creative Ireland

with the support of the Railway Preservation Society and Mohill events and Festival Group

curated and hosted by Djeribi