Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. 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 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. 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.
A Panel discussion moderated by Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Vice-Chair Surfrider Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter will follow the screening.
The panel will include: Zackery Rago, Youth Outreach Manager for Exposure Labs’ Chasing Coral Impact Campaign who is featured in the film, Tom Ford, Executive Director Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program and Dr. Garen Baghdasarian, Professor of marine biology at Santa Monica College, with research interests focusing on the effect of climate change on coral reefs.
This is a FREE Event, reserve your seat at https://chasingcoral_sw.eventbrite.com
*Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat
Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!
Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica,
Bike Valet will be available, ride don’t drive, if you can.