Join Seacoast Science Center and Tim Rider, local fisherman featured in Last Man Fishing, for a community film screening followed by a Q&A discussion.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Last Man Fishing is a cinematic look at the vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-scale fishermen across the United States. Narrated by best-selling author Mark Bittman, the film explores the dichotomy between the industrial model and sustainable fishing methods that focus on conservation and quality.
Among the fishermen profiled is renegade New Englander Tim Rider, whose dream of supporting his family as a fisherman is met with numerous challenges. His story parallels that of Darius Kasperzak, a jig boat fisherman in Kodiak, Alaska, who seeks to build infrastructure for a struggling small boat fleet.
Filmmaker JD Schuyler weaves a collection of intimate stories from coastal communities with expert interviews to portray the complex struggle between corporate giants and family fishers. Produced in part by veteran filmmaker Matt Wechsler (SUSTAINABLE), and featuring conservationist Carl Safina and author Paul Greenberg, Last Man Fishing calls to question the ethics of the seafood industry and its impact on small-scale fishing across the United States.
The documentary is 1 hour in length and best for older children and adults.
Following the film, Tim Rider, local fisherman featured in Last Man Fishing, will lead a Q&A discussion.
SSC Members: $2.50 per person suggested donation
Non-Members: $5 per person suggested donation
Come early (6pm) and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages that teach about our local fisheries during
Night at the Museum: Fishermen’s Tales
Sustainable Fisheries and Our Community
Seafood is one of our most prized resources in the Gulf of Maine, and it plays a key part in our economy and cultural identity. Join us for an action-packed evening to find out what is changing above and below the water’s surface that is impacting local fish populations.
Learn more about the Night at the Museum and the fun activities we have planned for you!