Ocean Isle Beach, NC – On August 20 at 6:00 pm the Museum of Coastal Carolina will show a movie called Core.Sounders. This documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Neal Hutcheson celebrates the cultural heritage and rich natural resources of Eastern Carteret County, an area known as Down East. The movie showcases the traditional livelihoods of the Core Sound watermen and their relationship with the place, the past, and the future. Core.Sounders was created by Neal Hutcheson, executive producer Walt Wolfram, and the NC Language and Life Project.
For the Core Sound residents of Eastern Carteret County, commercial fishing has been a way of life for three centuries. But the sustained seclusion that has protected their culture is fast eroding. The traditional character of the community is challenged on all sides by development, pollution and globalization, with the family fisheries and their heritage hanging in the balance. Culled from hundreds of hours of interview and documentary footage, Core.Sounders paints a vivid portrait of life on the water and conveys the profound sense of belonging that defines life on the edge of the sea.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Admission is free for active duty military and disabled veterans plus one guest; must include military ID cardholder. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.