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 ner, 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.
2018 / United States
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Producer: Larissa Rhodes
Screening 1: Red Cliffs 1, Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Screening 2: Electric Theater, Friday at 10:00 AM