Sea to Screen Dinner
The Woods Hole Film Festival is proud to present the first screening in our 2016/2017 Dinner & A Movie film series. The Sea to Screen evening will feature the short documentary film Sustaining Sea Scallops by local filmmakers and Edible Cape Cod contributors Elise Hugus and Daniel Cojanu.
Sustaining Sea Scallops is a 35 minute film featuring the history and resurgence of the Atlantic sea scallop as told through the lens of local fisherman and researchers invested in keeping the scallop industry alive through sustainable fishing. In 1999, facing fisheries closures and bankruptcy, the scallop industry began funding a unique research program to minimize impacts on the marine environment. Fifteen years later, the Atlantic sea scallop is hailed as one of the most sustainable and lucrative fisheries in the world. From New Bedford, Massachusetts to Seaford, Virginia, the film also highlights how cooperative research can serve as a new way to unite not only the fisheries, but also entire communities.
Made with support from the Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Sustaining Sea Scallops will screen outdoors at Coonamessett Farm with a Q&A to follow with the film’s directors and Coonamessett Farm owner Ron Smolowitz who is featured in the film. The film will be accompanied by a delicious meal featuring Atlantic sea scallops, locally caught fish and vegetables harvested from the farm.
Date: October 09, 2016 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Coonamessett Farm | 277 Hatchville Road, Falmouth, MA 02536 | (508) 495-3456
Event website: woodsholefilmfestival.org