Chasing Coral – filmed over three years with 650+ hours of underwater footage – examines why the world’s coral reefs are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.
In the documentary movie, a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure – around Bermuda, Australia, Hawaii and American Samoa to name but a few – to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Chasing Coral, which will be available to view on Netflix from 14 July, includes submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.
Director Jeff Orlowski, he of Chasing Ice-fame also, said: “We went to all these different regions chasing the phenomenon of [coral] bleaching that has been rather elusive and has been incredibly difficult to capture in a powerful way.
“It’s really hard to wrap your head around charts and numbers. When people see visuals that tell that story, they get it in a completely different way.
“I feel as film makers we are translators for the scientific community. We know the oceans are changing and more than anything I feel a responsibility to capture it because we know it is happening.”
Chasing Coral will be available to watch on Netflix from 14 July
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