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.
Point Jude: Portraits of a Fishing Port, Fri., 2/15, 7:00 p.m.
Point Judith is one of the few commercial fishing ports left in New England. Facing increasing pressures from a variety of sources, the men and women still in the industry are as tough as the jobs they do. This film by Markham Starr tries to capture something of the port as a whole, by following eight people through a typical day as they work on the water harvesting seafood and on shore in support of the industry. Running time 1:14:52
Markham Starr is a documentary photographer whose goal has been to preserve something of the working cultures of New England, now rapidly disappearing. Starr will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.
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