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Virtual Dock-u-mentaries: Saudade

Virtual Dock-u-mentaries: Saudade

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Hannah Mooney

Tune in for our October Dock-u-mentary screening, Saudade. Click here to join the ZOOM Meeting. We will screen the film directly on the ZOOM Meeting.

Saudade (Nostalgia) provides a sensitive and perceptive portrait of the human dimension of immigration. Placed against a background of local history, this video highlights how Portuguese immigrants have recreated their homeland’s past in their everyday life in New Bedford. The story-line of Saudade is based on the personal reminiscences of seven Portuguese women and men in New Bedford: six immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and the mainland and one second generation Portuguese-American. The unfolding of memories, songs, and visual representations of the past is juxtaposed with contemporary ways of life; reconstruction of the homeland’s past provides continuity of immigrants’ lives in the context of their specific experiences in an American industrial city.

This talk is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.



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New Bedford, MA 02740

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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