Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures: Return to the Amazon

Overview

As emceed by Jean-Michel Cousteau - eldest son of the late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and his wife Simone - this PBS documentary springboards from the assumption that one of the Earth's most immense bodies of water, South America's Amazon River, will dramatically reshape (and is now dramatically reshaping) the entire global climate and ecosphere. It is scarcely a coincidence, as Cousteau reminds us, that the said river flows through some of the planet's most immense rainforests - home to the broadest ...
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Overview

As emceed by Jean-Michel Cousteau - eldest son of the late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and his wife Simone - this PBS documentary springboards from the assumption that one of the Earth's most immense bodies of water, South America's Amazon River, will dramatically reshape (and is now dramatically reshaping) the entire global climate and ecosphere. It is scarcely a coincidence, as Cousteau reminds us, that the said river flows through some of the planet's most immense rainforests - home to the broadest ecological diversity imaginable, where evolution has literally run rampant. Now, a quarter century after Jean-Michel and Jacques first visited the Amazon, destructive and potentially irreversible consequences have unfurled, including the "deforestation" of an immense area of land that can be equated geographically, with the size of Texas. Along with his children and the Ocean Adventures team, Jean-Michel travels to the Amazon and takes stock of the ecological damage wrought there by corporate and industrial expansion - both locally and on a global scale, above ground and under water - while surveying the aesthetic and biological glories of the said region.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • UPC: 841887009355
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,813

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Michel Cousteau Participant
Celine Cousteau Participant
Fabien Cousteau Participant
Delroy Lindo Voice Only
Technical Credits
Jean-Michel Cousteau Executive Producer, Producer
Chuck Davis Cinematographer
Dean Grinsfelder Score Composer
Pamela Stacey Co-producer, Screenwriter
Byron Thompson Co-producer, Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jean-Michel Cousteau: Return to the Amazon
2. Manaus, Brazil - Beginning the Journey [6:41]
3. Xixuau Reserve [6:07]
4. Traditional Medicines [4:35]
5. The Most Important Reptile [4:54]
6. 17 Percent [7:09]
7. Valuable Lessons [3:14]
8. Soya, a Recent Arrival [5:45]
9. Eco Tourism [3:58]
10. Benefiting Nature [3:10]
11. Economically Viable [5:24]
12. Legend of the Pink Dolphin [9:12]
13. The Abundance of the Amazon [3:50]
14. Weeks of Investigation [3:50]
15. Vale do Javari: Deep into the Valley [6:08]
16. A Rewarding Experience [3:58]
17. Illegal Animal Trafficking [5:30]
18. Ornamental Fish [6:11]
19. High in the Treetops [4:44]
20. Global Warming - Disappearing Glaciers of the Andes [4:37]
21. Everything Is Connected [5:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jean-Michel Cousteau: Return to the Amazon
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   Audio Setup
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