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EcoTarium: “In the Whale” Film & Q&A Session with Filmmaker David Abel

July 21 @ 6:00 pm


“In the Whale” Film & Q&A Session with Filmmaker David Abel
Sunday, July 21

Movie Starts at 6:00 pm
Q&A Session ~7:30 pm

Join us for an unforgettable experience during our Shark Week, featuring the captivating documentary film, “In the Whale.” This is the account of a man who miraculously survived being swallowed by a whale, and lived to share his story. Filmmaker David Abel will be present for an exclusive Q&A session following the screening, offering insight into the making of this extraordinary film.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a tale of survival and resilience firsthand. Reserve your seat now for an evening of intrigue and inspiration.

Non-members: $10
Members: $8

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Limited seating available. Doors open for admission 30 minutes prior to screening.


Embark on an 87-minute journey with the award-winning documentary film, “IN THE WHALE.” This gripping narrative follows Cape Cod lobster diver Michael Packard, who survived being swallowed by a humpback whale. Yet, beyond the incredible tale of survival lies a profound narrative—a poignant exploration of what transpired in the life of the fisherman after being pushed into the international spotlight, and the quieter battles he faced once the attention waned.

At its core, “IN THE WHALE” is a love story—a testament to the enduring bond between a fisherman and the sea, and a father’s unwavering devotion to his family. Witness how Packard’s love for the ocean and his family not only sustained him during his ordeal with the whale but also empowered him to confront another adversary: depression.

Packard’s encounter with the whale captured the attention of media outlets worldwide, including features in The New York Times and The Washington Post.


July 21
6:00 pm
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Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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