Celine's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Aussie Girls

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Santa Fe, NM

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

CELINE COUSTEAU

Documentary Filmmaker
Ocean Futures Society

“You have everything you need within you—trust it.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature Film

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Acceptance Chance Character Choices Confidence Courage Experience Focus Goals Honesty Individualism Inspiration Opportunity Passion Planning Pressure Risk Self-Reflection Transitions Exploration Money & Financial Security Societal Pressures Beliefs & Faith Education

FOUNDATION:

Learning / Challenging Myself

TAGS:

accepting yourself, art, conventional, critical, family, feminism, in between, independence, italy, justification, meantime, multiple interests, psychology, questioning, questioning yourself, self discovery, strength, travel, trust, women

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Studied psychology in her undergraduate education.
  • After graduating, worked at a psychiatric hospital and an art gallery.
  • Left psychiatry and moved to Italy to study art; never focused on just one thing, constantly “juggling.”
  • Treasures the “in-between time,” the transition time between big life choices, says that’s when you’re questioning yourself in a good way.
  • During one of these “transitions,” she accompanied her father’s documentary crew to Alaska to study grey whales, loved it.
  • Says documentary filmmaking just clicked, might not have seemed logical based on what she’d studied, done in the past, but every step led to where she is now.
  • Was able to combine many of her passions—travel, art, environmental and interpersonal issues—in her films.

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