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Swains Island

Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and a team of scientists as they explore Swains Island, located 200 miles north of American Samoa. Swains Island has a fascinating history from the days of early Polynesian voyagers to copra plantations. A new National Marine Sanctuary, with pristine coral reefs and a freshwater lake, has never been surveyed to discover what traces might remain of its storied past. Directed by Jim Knowlton. Produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Jim Knowlton. Winner of an award in the “Cultural Connections, People and the Sea,” category at the Blue Ocean Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 2014.