Wed
27

PROVIDENCE PREMIERE - WORKING THE BOATS: MASTERS OF THE CRAFT

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: $10; student/senior $9

AVON CINEMA
260 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02906

Wed, 2016-07-27 18:30 - 20:00

PROVIDENCE PREMIERE
WORKING THE BOATS: MASTERS OF THE CRAFT
A documentary web series (United States, ©2016, 65 min)
by Claire Andrade-Watkins
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Screening at 6:30 PM
“…One of Claire's unique strengths is that she speaks for a community and to a community"

Carter Long, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Curator of film and video

“This documentary is both ‘about’ the memory of the community and is that memory in Panel, RISCA 2017 Fellowship in film & Video Competition that most of New England doesn't know much about…”

SPIA Media Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the Providence premiere of Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft, a winner of a prestigious 2017 RISCA Fellowship in Film & Video. The second in a documentary trilogy about the Fox Point Cape Verdean community, Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft is a six-part webisode that captures the goldenyears of Local 1329 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). Local 1329 was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1933 by Manuel Q. Ledo, a Cape Verdean community leader, Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (the International Longshoremen’s Association) was the first predominantly Cape Verdean labor union in New England.

Our Rhode: Commemorating the Fox Point Cape Verdean Community, a companion installation to Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft, is currently on exhibit through July 31 at Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street).

The Providence premiere is made possible with the generous support of the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism City of Providence, Jorge Elorza, Mayor; a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; and Emerson College. Funders for this project include the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.