Wrapping up a coastal tour from Malibu to Victoria, Celine Cousteau — granddaughter of ocean explorer and activist Jacques Cousteau — is presenting a screening of her newly released documentary. (Tribes on Edge/Eventbrite)

Jacque Cousteau’s granddaughter screens new documentary in Victoria

Tribes on the Edge plays at Vic Theatre on Aug. 29

Wrapping up a coastal tour from Malibu to Victoria, Celine Cousteau — granddaughter of ocean explorer and activist Jacques Cousteau — is presenting a screening of her newly released documentary.

Tribes on the Edge will be presented at the Vic Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29 with doors opening at 7:30 p.m., after the show Cousteau will be present for a live Q&A with the audience.

READ ALSO: B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest film headed for the biggest screens

The movie takes viewers deep into the Vale do Javari — one of the largest Indigenous territories in Brazil and home to thousands of Indigenous peoples, at least 2,000 of which remain un-contacted. The film explores one intimate tribal community and the wider ecosystems of the Javari under threat from deforestation, illegal mining and epidemic health crises brought on by contact with the outside world.

READ ALSO: Victoria International Marina celebrates grand opening

When Cousteau was nine she first sailed to the Amazon aboard the Calypso with her late grandfather and former ocean explorer. Together they navigated its largely then unknown coastlines and waterways, where they encountered a number of Indigenous communities, many of whom had little to no contact with the outside world.

Cousteau returned to find a community on the brink of extinction and a tribe pleading with her to share their fight for survival with the outside world.

Tribes on the Edge

When: August 29, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2yWcmB8



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation looks to grow funding for memory garden

Foundation will start new campaign next month as it wraps up recruitment campaign

Survey says 27% of Victoria employers look to hire this quarter

Another 13 % of employers anticipate cutbacks

UPDATED: Heavy police presence in Victoria had part of Bay Street blocked off

Bay Street east of Quadra Street was blocked off on Saturday

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Most Read