Panel discussion with Director David Wittkower and Maine and New England fishermen to follow the screening!
DEAD IN THE WATER is an immersive look at the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen, produced and directed by Rockport, MA native and filmmaker David Wittkower. Four and a half years in the making, DEAD IN THE WATER is Wittkower’s fifteenth documentary film. It was shot in different coastal towns and features scenes and interviews with area fishermen, their spouses and other family members; advocates for fishermen; elected officials; and community activists. Wittkower, a graduate of the American Film Institute in cinematography, describes DEAD IN THE WATER as an examination of the “relentless destruction of the New England ground fishing industry through government regulations, bad science, and the growing, but mistaken, belief that everything has been overfished and there aren’t any fish left in the oceans.” Unrated. 84 Min.