ROSG is delighted to announce that a brand new series of Fíor Scéal will begin tonight on TG4.
Among the first documentaries of the new season are:
Arctic – the White Gold Rush, 22/9/15
Documentary on how large oil and gas companies have set their sights on conquering the Arctic Ocean. With rapidly melting icecaps and diminishing resources, the effect has been inflated crude oil prices.
This natural sanctuary protected by a climate too harsh for humans is now a political, economic, and ecological battlefield. Already, intense negotiations are taking place on the new rules regarding an imminent industrial offensive on the untapped hydrocarbon reserves of the Great North.
This investigative documentary explores the tensions and risks behind this new cold war of the Great North.
Village at the end of the World, 29/9/15
A portrait of Niaqornot, a remote village in Northern Greenland with a population of 59. What would you do if you were 16, lived in the most remote village in the world, and were the only teenager? What would you do if your biological father lived next door, yet never acknowledged your existence? Well, Lars is surprisingly upbeat about it. Welcome to the world of high-speed internet and door to door sewage collection, of polar bear hunts, and the summer dips in the melting ocean. Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) spent a year in Greenland, and delivered this extraordinary documentary chronicle of a very different way of life.
GPS: A Global War, 6/10/15
Global positioning systems have transformed our way of life. We rely on them for everything from navigation to measuring changes in sea levels and tracking money. Who provides the signal? How do they do it and at what cost?
Is GPS empowering us or paving the way for a 'Big Brother' state? In this documentary, we examine the wonderful world of geolocation - its future uses, those who promote it and those who are worried about its implications for society.
At the moment, GPS is dependent on US satellites.
Fíor Scéal will air every Tuesday at 10.30pm on TG4 and repeats late Thursday nights. For more information please visit www.rosg.ie