Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection of Simas Kudirka

When:
November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-11-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-11-15T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
New Bedford Whaling National Park Theater
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
Free
Contact:
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
508-993-8894
Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection of Simas Kudirka @ New Bedford Whaling National Park Theater

In 1970, Russian radio operator Simas Kudirka jumps aboard the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard ship in Martha’s Vineyard and announces his intention to defect. But, because of a quirk in American law, the sympathetic Coast Guard officers are unable to offer him political asylum, and watch as Kudirka’s fellow crew members forcibly return him to his ship. Based on a true story, this Emmy Award winning movie starring Alan Arkin explores that fate of Kudirka after his attempt to defect.

The screening takes place at the New Bedford Whaling National Park’s Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

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