The Dock-u-mentaries film series continues on Friday, November 18th at 7pm with After the Storm: Lessons from the Northern Edge, a film by JD Marlow and Amanda Bergeron. The film will be shown in the theater located at the New Bedford Visitor’s Center on 33 William Street. For centuries fishermen have braved the waters of the northeast Atlantic to make their catch, some never to return home.
In 2004, the scallop vessel Northern Edge sank, taking with it five of the six men on board. The loss of the Northern Edge spurred a response on every front. Fishermen, politicians, and lawmakers alike took a new look at the safety of those who brave the Atlantic waters for a living. In one of the most regulated industries in the country, however, an imbalance between conservation law and safe practice has emerged. But as loss of life continued in years since 2004, the industry is left wondering: Can conservation efforts and fishermen’s safety co-exist?
After the Storm: Lessons from the Northern Edge – Trailer