The Grey Zone

2019 MOFF Selection

About This Project


Brian Gersten

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United States


The Grey Zone documents the last land dispute between the US and Canada, which is a 20-acre island in the Gulf of Maine. 277 square-miles of ocean surrounding the island is also disputed, and lobster fishermen from Maine and Canada compete over this precious fishing ground also known as “The Grey Zone”. Through interviews with lobstermen, government officials, and international affairs experts – as well as cinematic observational sequences and archival footage – the film sheds light on the complexities and absurdities that revolve around unresolved border conflicts, and encourages audiences to reflect upon our incessant preoccupation with borders.

This film to be screened at:

8/29/2019 – Stonington Ball Field – Stonington – (FB Event)
9/24/2019 – WCCC Lecture Hall – Calais – (FB Event)

8/29 Stonington, 9/24 Calais, MOFF 2019, World Ocean's Month Screening