Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau (1923-1997), explorer and filmmaker, is best known now as a documentary filmmaker. His film, Le Ciel et la boue (The Sky Above, the Mud Below), an account of his 1959-60 expedition to Dutch New Guinea, won the first Oscar for a documentary in 1962.
The Gooks (1972), about child victims of the Vietnam War, was produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and distributed in prime time by NBC and then PBS. It was called one of the best accounts of Vietnam by The New York Times. Profits from this film went to the Hospital for Reconstructive Surgery for Children in Saigon.