"For many people, Cousteau’s documentary offered a first look at the wonders of life down below. But in the process, it also illustrated a pretty damning (if inadvertent) point: You can’t take humans anywhere."
This article examines Cousteau's documentary The Silent World, which was the first documentary to win the Palme D'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In doing so, the author sheds a critical light on Cousteau's relationship with the ocean and its species.... More
Jacques Cousteau's love for the ocean was limitless - and it showed. Over his career he traveled throughout the world, completing thousands of scuba dives, and filming most of it. His books, movies and television shows heightened to public understanding of the ocean and contributed to marine conservation. ... More
Jacques-Yves Cousteau is often referred to as the father of scuba diving - and with good reason. This is Part One of a three-part series focusing on Cousteau's contributions to scuba diving and the ocean.... More