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The Silent World (HD Documentary)


The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a 1956 French documentary film co-directed by the famous French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. The Silent World is noted as one of the first films to use underwater cinematography to show the ocean depths in color. Cousteau and his crew was pioneers, entering a world few knew at that time… The film later faced criticism for environmental damage done during the filmmaking. In one scene, the crew of the Calypso massacre a school of sharks in another, Cousteau uses dynamite in coral reef for „scientific purposes“… Anyway, the legendary film inspired whole new generation of marine wildlife conservationists, scientists, explorers and film makers. The Silent World must be viewed in the context of its time.