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Becoming Cousteau


About the Screening



An inside look at the life of explorer, filmmaker and beloved adventurer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice.

This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. The Q&A features director and producer Liz Garbus, moderated by Eric Kohn, Vice President, Editorial Strategy & Executive Editor at IndieWire.

Closed Captioning is available for both the film and filmmaker conversation. ASL is available for the Q&A only.

Panelist Bios

A woman with light skin and dark long hair.Liz Garbus, Director/Producer

Two-time Academy Award® nominee (The Farm: Angola, USAWhat Happened, Miss Simone?), two-time Emmy® winner (Directing, Drama Series, and Directing, Nonfiction Programming), Peabody winner (A Dangerous Son), GRAMMY® and DGA nominee (What Happened, Miss Simone?), and BAFTA-nominated (Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate), director Liz Garbus is renowned for her documentary work and breakthrough scripted debut. Her work has been featured in festivals from Sundance and Telluride to Toronto and the New York Film festival. Garbus is known for her propulsive, socially incisive storytelling across genres.

Some recent projects she directed include I’ll Be Gone in the DarkAll In: The Fight for Democracy, her narrative feature debut Lost Girls, and Emmy® winning and Oscar®  nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone.  Upcoming projects include Becoming Cousteau, which Garbus directed, as well as FauciGamestop, Mayor Pete, and Nuclear Family.

Director(s): Liz Garbus
Producer(s): Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Mridu Chandra, Evan Hayes