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Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection Of Simas Kudirka

Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection of Simas Kudirka

When:
November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
2019-11-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-11-15T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
Free
Contact:
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
508-993-8894

In 1970, Russian radio operator Simas Kudirka jumps aboard the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard ship in Martha’s Vineyard and announces his intention to defect. But, because of a quirk in American law, the sympathetic Coast Guard officers are unable to offer him political asylum, and watch as Kudirka’s fellow crew members forcibly return him to his ship. Based on a true story, this Emmy Award winning movie starring Alan Arkin explores that fate of Kudirka after his attempt to defect.

The screening will take place at the National Park Theater (33 William Street, New Bedford). The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

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38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-993-8894

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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