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The Captain

The Captain

Film Screening — Duration: 7 mins

At 27 years old, Sadie Samuels is the youngest and only female lobster boat captain in the Rockport, Maine harbor. Despite the long hours and manual labor of hauling traps, Samuels is in love — obsessed even — with what she calls the most beautiful, magical place on the planet. Her love for lobster fishing was imparted early in her childhood by her dad Matt, who has been her mentor and inspiration since she was a little girl in yellow fishing boots.


World Premiere

Playing With Sharks

Playing With Sharks

Film Screening — Duration: 95 mins

Sharks have long been feared by humans, who see the underwater creatures as bloodthirsty and merciless — but that’s not the experience of Valerie Taylor. Taylor is a living legend in the underwater world who spent most of her life swimming with, filming and learning to understand sharks. From her early days as a champion spearfisher and open-water shark diver, to her involvement in the film Jaws and its deadly effect on shark populations around the globe, we watch as Taylor transitions from shark diver to passionate shark protector. Through it all, she proves that the maligned creatures should not be feared — just understood.