The Way We Worked Films: Part of Smithsonian Exhibit – Oct 27

Friday, October 27 at 6 to 9 PM

Join us for three special films exploring working in Tarpon Springs as part of a traveling exhibition.

Fishing All of My Days: Florida Shrimping Traditions
Not Rated; 29 Min. ; Released 1986 by Florida Folklife Program.
Synopsis: A 1986 film about open sea shrimp fishing in Florida, showing the techniques, rituals, and superstitions of the African American, Anglo, and Mediterranean fishermen. Included is documentation of the building of a wooden spring boat, and of the various kinds of nets that were developed for the open sea.

Every Island Has Its Own Song
Not Rated; 27 Min.;  Released 1988 by Florida Folklife Program.
Synopsis: Nikitas Tsimouris (1924-2001) brought the complex music of the tsabouna, a type of Greek bagpipe, to Tarpon Springs. In 1991, Tsimouris became the first Floridian to receive a National Heritage Fellowship.

Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef
Starring: Robert Wagner; Terry More; Gilbert Roland; J. Carrol Naish.
Not Rated; 1 Hr, 42 Min.; Released 1953 by Twentieth Century Fox.
Synopsis: Fierce competition among sponge fishermen forces a Greek-American family to fish in the dangerous 12-mile reef area off the western coast of Florida. (Filmed locally in Tarpon Springs)

Other Special Events for The Way We Worked:

Opening Reception & Our Work, Our Lives:
Community Members Speak Out about Their Work
Friday, October 6, 6 to 8 PM
Location: Tarpon Springs Cultural Center (101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs)

Working On the Central Gulf Coast
Presented by Gary Mormino (USF), Ella Schmidt (USF), Tina Bucuvalas (City of Tarpon Springs).
Tuesday, October 24, 7 to 8:30 PM
Location: Tarpon Springs Cultural Center (101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs)

Maritime Festival
Sunday, November 5, 11 AM to 5 PM
Location: Sponge Docks (Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs)

Visit The Way We Worked Exhibit
A traveling exhibition brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution and the Florida Humanities Council, based on photographs from the National Archives.
Oct 6 – Nov 17, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Center for Gulf Coast Folklife Gallery in Tarpon Springs Cultural Center (101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs)
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