Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
After the film there will be a 20 minute question and answer session with Dr. Sandra Brooke, a coral researcher with FSU Coastal and Marine Lab and Budd Titlow, professional wetland scientist and wildlife biologist, author and photographer.
Sponsored by Big Bend Sierra Club, ReThink Energy Florida, Apalachee Audubon, Surfrider Foundation and Citizens' Climate Lobby, Tallahassee Chapter. The movie is free, the doors open at 6:30 (Free with Donations accepted).
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Director Jeff Orlowski and the film team train their lens on the world’s oceans on a journey to reveal a mysterious phenomenon happening beneath the surface.
The team follows Richard Vevers, a former ad man, who left his advertising career to become an underwater photographer. Captivated by the magic of the reefs, he sets out to reveal the oceans to the world. He meets with the world’s most brilliant coral scientists, and learns of a horrific event unfolding: an underwater heatwave is killing corals around the planet. With young scientist and self-proclaimed “coral nerd” Zackery Rago, the film team ventures to remote regions of the planet, racing the clock and battling the unpredictable nature of the ocean to document this beautiful yet haunting phenomenon.
Chasing Coral was shot over three years, with expeditions to coral reefs around the world. The imagery is an ominous warning of the planet’s future along the current course; at the same time, it is a celebration of the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.
- August 10, 2017 at 7pm – 9pm
Challenger Learning Center
200 S Duval St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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