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Chasing Coral

Direc­tor: Jeff Orlows­ki

Win­ner of Best Fea­ture Doc­u­men­tary, Call to Action and People’s Choice Awards at Boul­der Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val; win­ner of Audi­ence Award and nom­i­nat­ed for Grand Jury Prize at Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val

More and more atten­tion is being giv­en to the fact that coral reefs around the world are van­ish­ing at an unprece­dent­ed rate.

A team of divers, pho­tog­ra­phers and sci­en­tists set out on an ocean adven­ture to exam­ine the evi­dence of how glob­al warm­ing is destroy­ing these breath­tak­ing reefs, and while doing their film­ing, invent­ed the first time-lapse cam­era that could record the destruc­tive coral bleach­ing events as they occur.

Filmed over three years, with more than 650 hours of the time spent under­wa­ter, the doc­u­men­tary includes footage from over 30 coun­tries, and was made with the sup­port of over 500 peo­ple around the world.

This is the sec­ond doc­u­men­tary cen­tered on the effects of cli­mate change for film­mak­er Orlows­ki, whose pre­vi­ous film, pro­duced in 2012, was Chas­ing Ice.

Released in 2017

95 min­utes

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