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The Jacques Cousteau odyssey, V. 5 [DVD] : Blind prophets of Easter Island ; Clipperton: the island time forgot / written and narrated by Theodore Strauss ; produced in association with KCET/Los Angeles, French Television (TFI), Bavaria Atelier GmbH.

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Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 578.77 JAC (Text) 0530004482978 Adult DVDs Available -

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  • ISBN: 1419806424
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor, 2005]

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General Note: Originally broadcast on television in 1978 and 1981.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Blind prophets of Easter Island: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; music composer/conductor, Georges Delerue. Clipperton, the island time forgot: director, Jacques Ertaud; music composer/conductor, John Scott.
Summary, etc.: Blind prophets of Easter Island: Since the Polynesian island's discovery in 1722, the lost, ancient civilization of Easter Island has left a baffling legacy of riddles. Jacques Cousteau and the Calypso crew undertake land and underwater explorations and interview leading experts. Among the questions they tackle: who created the ancient, once-revered giant stone figures? Why do volcanic rock drawings show trees and flowers when virtually none exist today? Why is there evidence of cannibalism in a once peaceful and flourishing society? Clipperton, the island time forgot: Today, the only inhabitants of this environmentally inhospitable Pacific island are birds and crabs. Yet over 80 years ago, Clipperton hosted other visitors: a demented rapist and a terrified group of women and children. Cousteau returns to the island to recreate the deadly series of events: from the death of the brave French captain, to the courage of the widow who killed her torturer, and through the eyes of one of the survivors, then a child.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
Language Note: In English with optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Easter Island > Civilization.
Easter Island > Antiquities.
Birds > Clipperton Island.
Crabs > Clipperton Island.
Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
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