Our reefs are disappearing at an alarming rate. Emmy-winning filmmaker and director Jeff Orlowski and his team of scientists, photographers, and divers have collected photos and videos from 30 countries around the world to create Chasing Coral, a striking full-length documentary on the issue. More than 500 people contributed to the project, which resulted in over 650 hours of underwater footage. The 91-minute film, which took three years to create, will premiere on Netflix on Friday, July 14, and will also be shown at screenings in London (June 2-3), San Francisco (June 5), New York (June 6), Seattle (June 9-10), Sheffield June (12-13), Sydney (June 16&18), and Newport RI(July 6).
Jeff Orlowski on his film “Chasing Coral,” which premieres in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more about the film here: http://www.sundance.org/projects/chasing-coral Enjoy up-to-the minute coverage of the Festival, including filmmaker panels, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
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The documentary is garnering great reviews:
“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 turtles over vast marine ecosystems of astonishing color and complexity, this superbly crafted documentary is likely to wield an unexpected emotional charge. The irrefutable visual evidence presented here would be hard for even the most stubborn climate change skeptics to ignore, detailing devastating losses to one of nature’s most stunning creations that also threaten the foundations of a vital food and oxygen source.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“The beauty of “Chasing Coral” is matched only by its urgency, as director Jeff Orlowski encapsulates the issue of global climate change by showing where it’s doing real, measurable damage in real time: The world’s coral reefs.
The resulting footage, on which this powerful documentary climaxes, is heartbreaking. It also drives home the message Vevers and the scientists desperately want to convey: That the science is settled on global climate change, and that humans must cut carbon emissions now.” – Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune