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Officially Selected for the Festival Season 

April 2024

The Battle of Assaroe

The Battle of Assaroe


Emer O Shea, Michael j McMonagle, Manus Brennan


Emer O Shea


Emer O Shea, John Hayes

Selected for the following category(s)

Best Indie Short

I was inspired to produce this short documentary (21mins) following a chance encounter at a local lake in the northwest coast of Ireland during the early days of the Covid pandemic. The film explores the history of the lake, its performance as a habitat for the natural world and examines the impact of the hydro electric power station on the landscape of my adopted home town Ballyshannon and on the river Erne. The inclusion of archive and contemporary footage and images bring the viewer down memory lane and poses the question "Where to from here". It has been described as a fabulous blending of art and fact with history, geography, natural history and environmental threats blended into a cohesive whole.

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