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Project: Media Grant

Down the Fort, a Video Documentary

An archive and documentary project that focuses on the Gloucester Sicilian fishing community known locally as "the Fort." The Down the Fort project seeks to create a permanent record of the neighborhood's history, and to open a multimedia channel for exploring the story of Sicilian immigration, the hard working families and members of the fishing industry, and the neighborhood's profile in a changing urban landscape.
(project website)

Documentary Educational Resources
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: James Wehmeyer
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $9,750