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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

24 November 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
Bishops Road
Inverness, IV3 5SA United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Director: Feargal Ward | Countries of production: Ireland | Year: 2017 | Length: 77 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

A soft-spoken Irish cattle farmer embarks on a reluctant battle for land rights in this beguiling David and Goliath tale.

Thomas Reid lives a solitary, frugal life tending to the livestock on his chaotic 17th-century Kildare farm. When his unlikely neighbours, U.S. microchip manufacturer Intel, set their sights on Reid’s land to facilitate their expansion, Reid refuses to sell. Faced with a compulsory purchase order on his ancestral home, Reid takes his fight against eviction all the way to the High Court – proving a formidable opponent to the combined forces of Ireland’s aggressively pro-business policies and a giant multinational’s legal team.

Echoing similar battles taking place across the world (including Scotland), this lyrical documentary captures a fundamental clash between a rural attachment to the land and a very narrow vision of economic development.


Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, as we explore who owns the land – in Scotland and beyond.

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