Captain Cousteau and the Calypso traverse the high seas documenting the mysteries of the silent world, tragedy, and the discovery of the catastrophic damage humans have done on the world.
Throughout the 20th Century, renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau inspired the entire world to look beyond the horizon and into the blue abyss. His charismatic persona and iconic red cap were synonymous with deep sea adventures and daring documentaries about Earth’s true final frontier. Wowing generations young and old, Cousteau filled packed cinemas with remarkable footage of wondrous new species and his ingenious Aqua Lung—even winning the coveted Cannes Palme d’Or for THE SILENT WORLD. In keeping with her subject’s own awe-inspiring work, Liz Garbus’s BECOMING COUSTEAU delights audiences through never-before-released archival footage from the legendary Cousteau vault. The remarkable reels capture the brave crew of the Calypso as they laze about the ship decks, goof around, and delve into unknown worlds. Yet beneath Cousteau’s fearless demeanor, Garbus finds a conflicted man braving family tragedy and loss as he comes to terms with the devastating effects that man’s interventions, and even his own work, have had on the world he loves. A portrait of a true one-of-a-kind pioneer of oceanography, BECOMING COUSTEAU is a swashbuckling tale of a heroic captain seeking to save the world.
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