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“New Boats” Film Screening & Conversation with Director Lansana Mansaray and Tunde Olatunji

In-Person Program

Thursday, April 20th, 2023 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Tickets are free but registration is required.

The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall (map)
1280 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

In celebration of Earth day, join us on April 20, 2023 from 7:00-8:30PM EST for a screening of New Boats, an investigative documentary that brings attention to the impact of international industrialized fishing in West African waters and its disastrous effect on local fishing communities in Sierra Leone.

Chi-Gie Chor-ga’ is the name given to the new international boats that have started using the most destructive methods of fishing, both breaking international law and destroying fish breeding grounds. These boats are mainly operated by large Chinese and Korean fishing companies. The film presents a riveting account of one community’s attempt to protect their livelihood and way of life. We witness their daily struggle and attempt to keep a new influx of international companies accountable for their actions and preserve not just an important cultural symbol of Sierra Leone, but a critical food source that the country and region depends upon.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director Lansana Mansaray and Tunde Olatunji, Associate Director of Policy at The Africa Center.

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Apr 20 2023


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