Director, Writer, Producer, Executive Producer, Cinematographer
Eating The Ocean, narrated by Celine Cousteau, is a journey to the heart of Oceania where an international research team studies the rapidly changing diet of French Polynesians.
Through the scientists' investigation and by spending time with families, fishermen, and school children we discover that the pressures of the tourism industry, the importation of fast food, and the overfishing and pollution of the Polynesians' backyard lagoons have created a public health crisis. In only two generations we see the cultural shift caused by globalization and environmental degradation. Above and below the water we learn how essential fishing practices are threatened, leaving all viewers with the question: how in the future will we be able to eat from the ocean?
Funding provided by:
Laval University, Lepercq Foundation, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ), Institut Louis Malarde (ILM), Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), and Ministere de la Sante Charge de la Prevention.