New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in partnership with New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, is pleased to present the award winning documentary Atlantic (2016) as the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, 8/16 at 7:00 p.m at the National Park Theater, 33 William Street, New Bedford.
An award-winning documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities, in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.
The film charts the politics of resource management of the North Atlantic; from strong State control in Norway, mixed fortunes in Newfoundland, to a more liberal, privatized system in Ireland. Through the experience of these coastal neighbors, Atlantic poses the question: who will benefit from the exploitation of these resources, and what will the consequences be for communities and the environment?
Dock-U-Mentaries is a monthly film series. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894. The Center is open Thursday–Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located at 38 Bethel Street in the heart of the National Park, the Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.
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