Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, known for her complex portraits of Bobby Fischer, Nina Simone and Marilyn Monroe, takes a fresh look at the life of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Her profile is neither hagiography nor exposé, but rather a nuanced look at his passions, achievements, blind spots, and tragedies. We gain insights into key figures around him including his first wife Simone and their sons Jean-Michel and Philippe, whose family life took place largely at sea.

– Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Liz Garbus

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Director: Liz Garbus
Executive Producer: Julie Gaither, Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington
Producer: Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Mridu Chandra, Evan Hayes; Co-Producers: Francine Cousteau, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Diane Cousteau
Writer: Mark Monroe, Pax Wassermann
Editor: Pax Wassermann
Music: Daniel Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Language: English, French
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: National Geographic
US Distributor: Picture House