Chasing Coral: Free Screening
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Film Info
Event Type:Free Event
Film Type:Documentary
Release Year:2017
Run Time:93 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:youtu.be/b6fHA9R2cKI
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeff Orlowski
Description

From the director of “Chasing Ice” comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

“Chasing Coral” taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

“Chasing Coral” was directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 500+ hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world. 

The New York Times calls the film “an emotional race against time”.

“It’s not too late for coral reefs, indeed, for many other ecosystems that are facing challenges from climate change. It’s still possible to reduce the rate at which the climate is changing, and that’s within our power today.” — Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

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