Conferences@934: D-Day’s Sunken Secrets



D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

Sylvain Pascaud
Project manager for a tribute to veterans for the D-Day’s 70th anniversary in 2014

Doug Hamilton
Film director

The event took place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm
At the Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021
(btw. 74th and 75th Streets)

Co-produced by Sylvain Pascaud, who led the D-Day underwater expedition, the film presented at the French Consulate documented last summer’s effort to map and explore the wreckage from the D-Day armada on the ocean floor off the coast of France. Says PBS, "D-Day’s Sunken Secrets unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies’ intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched."

For over 25 years, Sylvain Pascaud has explored the underwater world with a camera in hand. For the past eight years he has served as managing director and executive producer of Libre comme l’Air (LCL) Production, a documentary film production company specialized in adventure, science and technology He started his career at the French marine institute Ifremer, quickly moving on to the Cousteau Society, where he worked expeditions on the Calypso. After working as a cameraman and commercial diver, he began producing and directing films and TV series and managing expeditions. To date he has over 50 documentaries to his name, many of them aired worldwide on such prestigious venues as Discovery Channel, Channel 4, National Geographic, ARD, France Television and many others. Highlights of his career include organizing with Canal Plus Group the Titanic 96 expedition for the series Titanic, Anatomy of a Disaster, and an international television series on the design, construction, flight test and delivery of the world’s largest commercial airliner, the Airbus 380. Pascaud was also instrumental in several phases of the AF 447 Flight search campaigns, and managed the final phase of the search project that resulted in finding the debris field in 2011. He is currently project manager for a tribute to veterans for D-Day’s 70th anniversary in 2014, D-Day, the Underwater Quest, based on a two-month underwater expedition to survey and study D-Day wrecks off the coast of Normandy.

Doug Hamilton is a veteran television journalist for CBS News 60 Minutes and produced PBS documentary series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, and American Masters. Awards include three Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, AAAS Science Journalism Award, Writer’s Guild Award, Cine Golden Eagle, and an Investigative Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hamilton has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley and is the official photographer for the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

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