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.
Reef Assassin: Devouring the Atlantic coastline one bite at a time
May 17th, 7:00 p.m.
This full-feature lionfish documentary inspired the naming of a US Congressional bill. There’s a plan to control the lionfish before they destroy the fishery, but do we have the guts to implement it?
Meet the players: activists desperately trying to convince government officials to adopt an ingenious lionfish population program, people in Newfoundland tell the story of how their lives, culture, and economy were changed forever after a fishery collapse, and hear from one determined elected official that vaulted the lionfish issue from the state to federal level.
Voices in the Fog
June 21st, 7:00 p.m.
“Voices in the Fog” (2016) is a documentary research project that consists of interviews of former Portuguese cod fisherman, in which they talk about memories, stories and anecdotes of life in the high seas. The “New Bedford Chapter” introduces subjects who immigrated to the United States to build their lives and continue their careers on American soil.
The documentary features English subtitles. Director Pedro Marnoto, Assistant Director Hugo Marques and cinematography by Hugo Marques, Pedro Marnoto. Production was by PAPS (Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society), Arte Institute.