Sacred cod film created by local college airs nationally

April 9, 2017 by  

Professor Steve Liss of Endicott College in Beverly has recently created a documentary that depicts the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, most particularly in Gloucester.

Endicott College provided the initial funding for the film. Liss collaborated on the film with founder and director of As It Happens Creative, Andy Laub, and a reporter from the Boston Globe, David Abel. The crew of the film also included students from the multimedia photography program at Endicott College.

Dr. Richard Wylie, President of the college, commented that cod fishing is an important topic to the college given its location in Beverly and its additional campus in downtown Gloucester, which has served to embed the college in that town. Professor Liss has been very dedicated to the project and the college is proud that he is a member of the faculty so that he can share his knowledge and skills with the students.

Liss, who has also been a staff photographer at Time magazine for 25 years, added that the contributions of the students were invaluable.

The film will air across the country on April 13 on the Discovery Channel at 9:00 pm, and the college might look to a poster printing company for creating posters to display around campus to make people aware of the film.