A free public screening of a compelling documentary film from MFA graduate Dominique Mollard, Adrift: People of A Lesser God, will be held Thursday, June 24 at 8PM in Union Hall Theater in Rockport.
Mollard's thesis project, Adrift, chronicles the ill-fated attempt by a large number of Sub-Saharan Africans to migrate to the Spanish Canary Islands, in search of a better future. Out of the 30,000 people who attempt this migration, only one third of the vessels complete the trip. Those who do succeed face imprisonment, deportation, or worse after their escape. In his film, Mollard follows 38 African migrants as they attempt the perilous 720-mile journey in a small, leaking fishing boat.
Mollard, a Maine Media College alum, is an accomplished documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. His work has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions. Adrift will be officially released this year, and Dominique expects to enter the film in festivals across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Union Hall Theater is located at 2 Central Street in Rockport Village.