The impact of coastal development and other challenges facing fishing communities will be explored when the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues Friday, May 18th at 7 PM with two films. 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.
This month’s program features two films:
Maine’s Disappearing Working Waterfront is a short film which touches on issues surrounding the loss of the working waterfront on the Maine Coast. Of five thousand miles of coastline, only 25 miles remain as working waterfront.
In Their Own Words: Perseverance and Resilience in Two Florida Fishing Communities examines the changes endured by two Florida coastal communities as they struggle with issues of natural resource dependence and coastal development.