Scars of Freedom

Dear Member of the Media:

Thank you for your interest in Céline Cousteau’s Scars of Freedom. This electronic press kit contains:

  • An embeddable YouTube video of the original six-minute documentary Scars of Freedom and a short written description
  • Production stills
  • Biography and headshots of filmmaker Céline Cousteau
  • FAQs

Please note that all images must be accompanied by the photo credit and copyright, which can be found in ‘file info’ of each image.

Scars of Freedom was produced with generous support from The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism both within their own family of brands, and in the places we visit.

For any other needs or questions, please contact:
Kelli McKinney
Media Relations Director, 4Comm
(913) 707-5105

Scars of Freedom documents the repercussions of human negligence juxtaposed with the incredible power of human compassion. An entangled humpback whale left for dead; a fishing net, her anvil. On location for a documentary film off the coast of Chile, we heard a radio call that a fisherman had spotted an entangled whale. A net, estimated to weigh 250 kilograms, had cut halfway through one side of her tail. Though untrained for such missions, we set off to her rescue and captured incredible footage. Beautiful images of humpbacks swimming through the protected waters off Hawaii contrast to the trauma of this story, concluding with a powerful statement: ‘Change begins with the heart.’

Download Céline Cousteau’s bio. Word / PDF

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© Sara Stathas                © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

Scars of Freedom Production Stills: © Çapkin van Alphen

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