Online ‘Entangled’ film screening and panel discussion presented by UMaine

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host a free online screening of the award-winning documentary, “Entangled,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. The film, which will be shown online, will be introduced by filmmaker David Abel and followed by a Zoom discussion featuring a panel of researchers and industry experts.

“Entangled” is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how regulators have struggled to balance competing interests. Directed by Abel and Andy Laub — makers of “Lobster War” and “Sacred Cod” — “Entangled” won a 2020 Jackson Wild Media Award, nature films’ equivalent to the Oscars, and Best Conservation Film at the Mystic Film Festival.

“Entangled” was made with support from the Pulitzer Center, the LEF Foundation, the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism, and the Boston Globe.

Following the screening, a panel of industry experts and researchers will participate in a Q&A moderated by Rick Wahle of UMaine’s Lobster Institute. Additional panelists are Kristan Porter from the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Steve Train from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and UMaine researchers Chris Tremblay and Nathan Willse.

This virtual film screening is offered through a partnership with the UMaine Conferences and Institutes, Division of Lifelong Learning, Hutchinson Center, the Lobster Institute and the Office of Sustainability.

There is no cost to participate. To register, visit the Hutchinson Center website.

For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Hutchinson Center,; 207.338.8000.