Fishing for the Future Film Festival begins Thursday

The Inaugural Fishing for the Future Film Festival will run July 5 – 7, 2012 at Memorial University’s Innovation Hall Theatre in the Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation.

Marking the 20th year of the closure of Newfoundland and Labrador’s northern cod fishery, the Fishing for the Future Film Festival celebrates coastal communities, oceans, marine fisheries and aquaculture in Canada and around the world.

With 7 screenings in 3 days, the Festival’s 23 selections include local gems like Nigel Markham’s Taking Stock, Barbara Doran’s A Harbour Symphony and Anne Troake’s My Ancestors were Rogues and Murderers, playing along with international treasures like The Sea (Iceland), Cry Sea (Senegal), The End of the Line (USA) concluding with the powerful film on ocean acidification, A Sea Change (USA). A new film, sure to please audiences, comes from Nunavut director Zacharius Kunuk (The Fast Runner) and Ian Mauro, Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change. There’s also a special Saturday Morning Children’s Matinee with selections for the young ones.

Reserve for the screenings online at or by calling 753-4531. Advance tickets are $12 and a full festival pass is $50. Admission at the door is $15 (cash only). Children’s matinee is 2 for 1 admission.

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