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Massachusetts Story – DockUMentary Film Night
April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massachusetts Story, created in 1977, studies the then proposed oil drilling on Georges Bank and its potential impact on the New England Seacoast- particularly the fishing industry. It was produced and directed by Gordon Massingham, a native of New Bedford and features many scenes of the port in that era. It was instrumental in alerting the public to the potential hazards of exploration. Following its initial broadcast, Massachusetts Story was nominated for three Emmy’s – Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, Public Affairs Programming, and Direction. The film won numerous other awards and was screened at many prestigious venues, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Boston’s Museum of Science