Film ‘Finest Kind’ sheds light on commercial fisherman

In April 2010, Standard-Times reporter Don Cuddy went to Georges Bank aboard the New Bedford dragger Sea Escape to experience for himself the life of a fisherman. 

Although hugely important to the regional economy, the workings of the fishing industry remain largely unknown to the vast majority of people not connected in some way to the waterfront. Fishing vessels come and go but where they go, what they do and how they do it is still a mystery to those on the land.

From over seven hours of video and interviews with the crew as they toiled day and night to bring home a catch, Cuddy has produced a compelling narrative that affords a rare glimpse of a job that few people have seen up close.

With running time of 51 minutes, “Finest Kind” will be screened in the Museum’s Cook Memorial Theater.

Admission is free.

 

photo by Don Cuddy

2 responses to “Film ‘Finest Kind’ sheds light on commercial fisherman

  1. where can i purchase a copy of the film?

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