Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Dock-U-Mentaries is open to the public and presented free of charge.
November 17 Remembering the Strike of 1985-86
Do you remember the fishermen’s strike of 1985-86?
The Fishing Heritage Center is currently working to document the history of organized labor on the New Bedford/Fairhaven waterfront. Join us for a community conversation. We will be showing clips of television coverage from the period, as well as slide show of archival images. And we’ll invite community members to share their memories of these events.
December 15 Dead in the Water
The Fishermen survive Nature’s fury at sea, but can they survive the Perfect Storm at home?
Join us for the New Bedford premier of this full-length documentary about how the fishing industry is disappearing in Gloucester, Massachusetts. America’s oldest fishing port. Directed by film maker David Wittkower in collaboration with Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.