As many of you know, Chasing Coral came out on Netflix back in July. The movie 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.
Alongside the Netflix release, the filmmakers launched an impact campaign inviting people to screen the film in their community for free on Netflix and use these screenings to inspire action. Anyone can sign up to host; you can find more information at www.chasingcoral.com/impact-screening.
It is within our power today to create big changes that will help protect coral reefs from the dangers of climate change, but we need to act now. Our Credabel Coral Lab will be hosting an evening screening on Friday October 13, at 6:30 pm, and a matinee on Sunday the 13th , at 2:30.
Last year, 29% of the Great Barrier Reef died due to our warming oceans. Chasing Coral captures visual evidence of this for the first time and the message is clear: we must reduce the use of fossil fuels. Visit Chasing Corals at www.chasingcoral.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn even more.