New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s Dock-u-mentaries film series continues with a virtual screening of the film, “From Karmøy to New Bedford.”
The screening will take place over ZOOM at 7:00pm on Friday, November 20th. To join the ZOOM Meeting, use this link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87964564006
“From Karmøy to New Bedford” is about the Norwegian immigrants that traveled to New Bedford and Fairhaven in search of a better life. Many flourished and some became legends in both countries. Recorded in Mortholmen in Åkrehamn, Norway, Aleksander Hauge and Roger Pedersen use music and pictures to tell stories of the Norwegian immigrant experience. Sig Hansen, Johannes Solstad, and Jarle Nilsen, the Mayor of Karmøy, also appear.
There are portions of this film that are in Norwegian without English subtitles.
This film screening is part of a series of programs related to our current gallery exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration. This exhibit explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Programs include film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks.
Dock-u-mentaries are presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils. Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.