Anyone interested in the U.S. seafood industry is invited to a mini film festival at the National Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center (33 William Street, New Bedford MA) on Thursday, September 9th from 5-8:30 p.m.
The audience will view several of the films to be featured at the 2010 Working Waterfront Festival and hear from Festival organizers about what else is in store this year’s event.
This free event is being presented as part Art History Architecture, New Bedford’s monthly arts and culture night.
Films to be screened are as follows:
* Whales of Gold (5-5:30pm) – Explores the impact of eco-tourism on a traditional fishing community in Baja California which has become a destination for whale watching
* Tugging Through Time (5:40–6:40pm) – Chronicles the history of tug boats in the New York harbor.
* Scalloping With the Courageous (6:50–7:20pm) – Documents a full trip as shot by the crew. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdkkg6G0KY to watch a trailer!
* Truth: Fishing Crisis or Government Mismanagement (7:30–8:30pm) - Presents the controversy around fishing regulations in the United States including an interview with Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch.
The 2010 Working Waterfront Festival is scheduled to be held September 25th & 26th in New Bedford MA.