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Winner
Audience Award ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
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Cracks the code of how to make a documentary about a specific cause that connects with viewers, making them share the filmmakers' passion.
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Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called "coral bleaching" --a sign of mass coral death-- has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. 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.

Played at

Music Hall, 1.08.18 - 1.11.18
Monica Film Center, 7.14.17 - 7.20.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 87 min
Language: English

Director: Jeff Orlowski

Awards:
  • Winner, Audience Award ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
  • Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
If you’ve ever snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef or dived among the other major underwater wonderworlds across the globe, don't be surprised to find yourself getting misty-eyed during 'Chasing Coral.' Even for those limited to swimming virtually among parrot fish and sea turt...