July 5 – 7
20 years ago the Canadian government shut down the northern cod fishery, an industry that sustained Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy for centuries. The cod, which had once existed in spectacular abundance in the North Atlantic, was all but gone. Fishing for the Future is a three-day film fest showcasing the province’s historic fishery, and looking into the broader consequences of (and potential solutions for) overfishing in the modern era. Opening night features a number of classic National Film Board documentaries of small Newfoundland fishing communities. Catch the films at MUN in the Innovation Hall Theatre. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.