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Bright Lights: Lobster War with David Abel & Andy Laub (09)
February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-presented with the Globe Docs Film Festival and the Emerson College School of Communication
Directed by David Abel, documentary, 74 minutes, USA, 2018.
Documents a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area's previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty. Discussion with director David Abel and producer Andy Laub ('09) and moderated by Raul Reis, Dean of the School of Communication at Emerson to follow.
All Bright Lights screenings are free and open to the public and seating is on a first come basis.