A Whale Of A Tale

Plimoth Patuxet welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, David Abel, to the Visitor Center for an evening of film and discussion in support of the Museums' educational mission.

David abel presenting linn theater

Have you head the tale about the fisherman from the Cape who was swallowed by a Whale?

Plimoth Patuxet welcomed guests for the evening of Saturday, June 1 to hear the fascinating story and screen the newly released documentary, In the Whale, directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers fisheries and environmental issues for The Boston Globe.

The evening Plimoth Cinema program was in support of the Museums' educational mission. Guests enjoyed a wine and cheese reception at the Visitor Center and the beautiful views of the Atlantic and the Eel River from Gainsborough Hall's patio. Following the reception, guests moved to the Linn Theater to view the documentary and enjoyed a Q&A with Abel after it wrapped.


David Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers environmental issues forThe Boston Globe. He is also a professor of the practice at Boston University. Abel’s work has won an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting. His most recent film, Entangled, which was broadcast by PBS’s World Channel, was nominated for a 2022 Emmy, won a Jackson Wild award, known as the Oscars of nature films, and Best Feature Film at the International Wildlife Film Festival, among other awards. Abel previously co-directed and produced Sacred Cod, which was
broadcast by the Discovery Channel. He also directed and produced two films about the Boston Marathon bombings, which were broadcast on BBC World News and Discovery Life. His other films include Lobster War, which won “Best New England Film'' at the Mystic Film Festival, and Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys, which won the Miami Film Festival’s Knight Made in Miami Award. Abel, who began learning to make films as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, is In the Whale's producer, director, writer, and cinematographer.

A Whale Of A Tale For An Evening