Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft produced and directed by Claire Andrade-Watkins (2016, USA, 65 min.) The second in Andrade-Watkins’ documentary trilogy about the Fox Point Cape Verdean community, Working the Boats is a six-part webisode that captures the golden years 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. Featured in the webisode are museum-quality photographic portraits of the interviewees taken by Liane Brandon, award winning independent filmmaker and photographer.
Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Claire Andrade Watkins and the Fox Point Cape Verdean Project Committee.