A look at the life, passions, achievements, and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage. Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For over four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his explorations under the ocean became synonymous with a love of science and the natural world.
As he learned to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding alarms more than 50 years ago about the warming seas and our planet’s vulnerability. In Becoming Cousteau, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice —and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.
“Becoming Cousteau reminds audiences of the continued significance of the iconic oceanographer and explorer.” SYN
"We are given a front seat at how this man single-handedly introduced a generation to life under the sea through his own inventions and remarkable storytelling." Business Insider
'his passion for our planet and his passionate stance in letting the world know it was in trouble more than 50 years ago." Weekend Notes
"an inspiring documentary." GoMovieReviews
"his work and inspiration are more relevant than ever in the 21st-century. " Australian Catholics Education Hub
Winner: Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival.