Chasing Coral

PRESENTED BY: First Hill Meaningful Movies
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6:30 PM, Monday, May 13, 2019
Location: Seattle First Baptist Church (click for map)

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.

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” took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.

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.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and fellowship. After the film Neal Anderson of the Sierra Club will join us for a discussion of what’s happening to the world’s coral reefs and what we can do to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing the problem. Admission is free; donations accepted.

This is the second in a three-week series, “Protecting Our Waters: A Spring Faith & Ecology Film Series.”

Sponsors: Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Seattle First Baptist Church, and St. James Cathedral

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 93 minutes

Director: Jeff Orlowski

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