Doğum Adı: David Abel

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An award-winning reporter and documentary filmmaker, David Abel has covered war in the Balkans, unrest in Latin America, national security issues in Washington D.C., terrorism in New York and Boston, and climate change and poverty throughout New England.Abel and his colleagues at the The Boston Globe won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Abel was standing on the finish line when the bombs detonated a few steps away and played a key role in the Globe's coverage of the attack and its aftermath. His footage from the finish line was part of a package that was nominated for an Emmy and won a national Edward R. Murrow Award. He also filed the first account of the attack to the Globe's website and wrote an eyewitness account that appeared on the front page the next day. Abel spent the following year writing about the impact of the attack, including an exclusive narrative he reported for six months about the toll on one family, the Richards. That story won the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling from the Scripps Howard Foundation as well as the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting. It was also named a notable narrative by the Nieman Storyboard, a Best of 2014 top read by, and featured on the list of Best Journalism in 2014 by Sports Illustrated.In 2012, Abel was selected to be a Nieman fellow at Harvard University. Among his projects was a documentary film about the first little person to run the Boston Marathon and how her quest ended in a way she never expected. The film, "25.7: In Twice the Steps," was broadcast to a national audience on the first anniversary of the attack by Pivot, a cable channel that was owned by Participant Media. It was also screened at the Boston Independent Film Festival. The History Channel produced a short video about the making of the film. Abel ran the 2014 Boston Marathon with the subject of the film, Juli Windsor, and produced a feature documentary about her experience over the year and how the city rallied against fear. The film, "Undaunted: Chasing History at the Boston Marathon," was broadcast across the world in April 2015 on BBC World News and the Discovery Life channel. See the trailer here.Afterward, Abel co-produced and directed a film about the historic collapse of the iconic cod fishery in New England. That film, "Sacred Cod," premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in Maine and was broadcast to a global audience by the Discovery Channel in the spring of 2017. It went on to be screened at film festivals and in educational venues around the world by Bullfrog Films. See more about the film and a trailer here.In 2016, Abel spent a semester as the visiting Knight Chair in journalism at the University of Miami's Center for Communication, Culture and Change, where he directed an award-winning film called "Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys." The feature-length film is about the government's $16 billion effort to restore the Everglades, one of the planet's most damaged ecosystems. It's told through a group of men and women called Gladesmen, who worried they were losing their way of life. See more about the film and a trailer here. The film was screened at film festivals including the 2018 Miami Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, and the American Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland. A jury at the Miami Film Festival selected the film as the winner of the Knight Foundation's Made in Miami Award.In 2017, Abel began directing a film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of theRevolutionary War. That film, called "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds," premiered in the fall of 2018 at the International Maritime Film Festival, where a jury selected it as the runner-up for the grand prize for Best Feature Film. Lobster War was featured at scores of independent theaters and film festivals, including the 2018 Mystic Film Festival, where it won an award for Best New England Film. The film was released on many digital platforms by Gravitas Ventures. See more about the film and a trailer here.Abel's most recent film is about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, North America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film, "Entangled," chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how NOAA has struggled to balance the vying interests. The film, which was backed by the Pulitzer Center and LEF Foundation, premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival in 2020 and was featured at more than a dozen other festivals. It won a Jackson Wild award, known as the Oscars of nature films, and was named Best Conservation Film at the Mystic Film Festival. It also won Best F

Son Güncelleme Tarihi: 21-10-2021

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