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Cries from the Deep

Cries from the Deep

| 1 h 36 min

This documentary records the journey undertaken by Jacques Cousteau, his 24-member team, and an NFB film crew to explore the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, one of the world's richest fishing areas. They discover shipwrecks, film icebergs and observe beluga whales, humpback whales and harp seals. The film also includes a fascinating sequence showing Calypso divers freeing a calf whale entrapped in a fishing net.

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Credits
  • director
    Jacques Gagné
  • producer
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau
    Jacques Bobet
  • executive producer
    Jean-Michel Cousteau
  • screenplay
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • camera
    Colin Mounier
    Guy Dufaux
    Raymond Coll
    Bernard Delemotte
    Albert Falco
  • sound
    Guy Jolias
  • editing
    Hedwige Bienvenu
  • sound editing
    Gilles Quintal
  • re-recording
    Maurice Gilbert
  • music
    François Cousineau

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Education

Ages 13 to 17

Science - Biology
Science - Environmental Science

Identify Cousteau's purpose for the expedition off the coast of Newfoundland. Comment on the wide variety of plants, geology, marine life, and marine disasters that Cousteau's team photographs during its underwater exploration. Discuss the many benefits to science, history, and geography that such excursions provide.  

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