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In the small lobster village of Prospect Harbor, Maine, the closing of the last remaining Sardine Cannery in the United States was in April 2010. A few months later, Boston-based entrepreneur Antonio Bussone purchased the plant in hopes of re-building a lobster processing facility. He also planned on rehiring the laid-off sardine workers, most of whom are women over 65 years old. 

Downeast, an experiential story that unfolds over the course of a year-and-a-half, documents Antonio's journey including the troubles he experiences on the first day in the town; local politicians oppose his vision of rebuilding the factory with the use of a $200,000 federal grant combined with his investment of more than $2 million dollars at a town-hall meeting. Undeterred, Antonio moves forward, determined to build and operate one of the first lobster factories in the United States.

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