Online ENTANGLED film screening and panel discussion presented by University of Maine

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 1:24pm

Story Location:
80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast  Maine  04915
United States

Belfast, Maine — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host a free online screening of award-winning documentary, “Entangled,” on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST. The film will be introduced by filmmaker David Abel and followed by a discussion featuring a panel of researchers and industry experts.

The film will be shown online and the discussion will take place via Zoom. There is no cost to participate. To register, visit the Hutchinson Center website.

“Entangled” is an award-winning, feature-length film (75 min.) about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how regulators have struggled to balance the vying interests. Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub — makers of “Lobster War” and “Sacred Cod,” “Entangled” won a 2020 Jackson Wild Media Award, nature films’ equivalent to the Oscars. It also won Best Conservation Film at the Mystic Film Festival.

“Entangled” was made with support from the Pulitzer Center, the LEF Foundation, the Society of Environmental Journalists' Fund for Environmental Journalism, and the Boston Globe.

After the screening, a panel of industry experts and researchers will participate in a Q & A moderated by Dr. Rick Wahle of UMaine’s Lobster Institute. Additional panelists are Kristan Porter from the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Steve Train from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and UMaine researchers Chris Tremblay and Nathan Willse.

This virtual film screening is offered through a partnership with the University of Maine Conferences & Institutes, University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning, University of Maine Hutchinson Center, the University of Maine Lobster Institute, and the University of Maine Office of Sustainability.

For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Hutchinson Center,; 207.338.8000. 

About the Hutchinson Center:

The Hutchinson Center is an outreach center for the University of Maine in Orono, that serves as an educational and cultural center for the midcoast area. It is named for University of Maine President Emeritus Frederick E. Hutchinson. The mission of the Hutchinson Center is to broaden access to University of Maine academic and non-degree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy among University of Maine System entities, University of Maine departments and divisions, and that engage a wider Maine community. 

About the University of Maine: 

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation.  As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit