August Dock-U-Mentaries program: Two short films showcase shad and sardines

Friday, August 15th at 7:00 PM at 33 William Street!

The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, August 15th at 7:00 PM with two short films: Hudson Shad and The Sardine Show. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.

In the 1960s, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, despairing over the pollution of the Hudson River, launched a project to clean it up. Hudson Shad (1974) is an 18 minute documentary chronicling the work of Pete Seeger and the “River Keepers” to clean up the Hudson River, keeping the waters clean enough for the shad to thrive. The film contains rare footage of shad fishermen at work on the Hudson.

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