Sacred Cod is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, and the measures that scientists and policymakers are taking to restore the region’s iconic species. This character-driven film highlights the fight of one community to adapt to a changing way of life, while examining how depleted cod populations elsewhere are rebounding.
Filmmakers Steve Liss, Andy Laub and David Abel in attendance.
This screening is part of our Points North Impact program, and will be followed by an extended Q&A with filmmakers and other special guests.
Special guests include:
- Andrew J. Pershing (Chief Scientific Officer and Ecosystem Modeler of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute)
- Sarah Heil (Sustainable Fisheries Division, NOAA)
- Ben Martens (Executive Director, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association)
- Moderator: Molly Murphy (Executive Director, Working Films)