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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Starts 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Film screening as part of Bristol Radical Film Festival

The Bristol Radical Film Festival screens socially and politically engaged documentary and fiction films from around the world.

A psychological portrait of a fascinating individual and his experience of the country that houses him and the State that seeks to evict him. Set against the backdrop of the Irish Supreme Court legal action between Kildare farmer Thomas Reid and the Irish Industrial Development Agency over its attempt to seize his farm for a multinational company; this film is a searching examination of the tension between a high-tech, low-tax globalised Ireland and the right of an individual citizen to continue living and working the lands of his ancestors.

Beyond the walls of Thomas Reid 17th century farm looms a vast American factory - vital to the national economy but long an unsettling presence in Thomas' life. Suspicious of intrusion, Thomas does not welcome the State agents who come to forcibly purchase his house and lands. He vows to resist.

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