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“Dead in the Water” A Feature-Length Documentary Film

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“Dead in the Water” A Feature-Length Documentary Film

  • Type: Community Event
  • Location: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: December 15, 2017
  • Time: 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Fishermen have survived Nature’s fury at sea…But can they survive the Perfect Storm at home…

Join us for the New Bedford premiere of “Dead in the Water,” produced and directed by Rockport native and professional filmmaker David Wittkower. Open to the public and presented free of charge. Reservations are suggested. Reserve your seat HERE (not below).

“This film opens the doors for the world to see how difficult and dangerous the life of a fisherman is,” says John Bell, a former three-term mayor of Gloucester (2002-08). David Wittkower, a graduate of the American Film Institute, describes “Dead in the Water” as an examination of “the relentless destruction of the New England ground fishing industry through government regulations, bad science, and the growing, but mistaken, belief that everything has been overfished and there aren’t any fish left in the oceans.” “Dead in the Water” is Wittkower’s fifteenth documentary film. While he has won many awards for his work, he is hoping that “something better than an award” will come from his latest project. Said Wittkower, “I’m hoping to increase public support for U.S. fishermen. I want to help keep fishing jobs in this country. If “Dead in the Water” can do that, I won’t need any more awards.”

The New Bedford screening will be followed by a post-film discussion led by Angela Sanfilippo, President of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, Acting Executive Director of the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership, and co-producer of the film.

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