[Coral-List] 'Chasing Coral' is coming to Portland, Oregon's Hollywood Theatre, April 22-23, 2017

Jacqueline De La Cour - NOAA Affiliate jacqueline.shapo at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 20 18:52:23 EDT 2017

Hi All,

Following Mark Eakin's post on January 30, 2017, 'Chasing Coral' will be 
screened as part of The Portland EcoFilm Festival on April 22-23, 2017 
in Portland, Oregon's Hollywood Theatre.  Please visit 
http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/chasing/ or 
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/comingsoon/ for additional information and 
to purchase tickets for the screening.

'Chasing Coral' is the latest feature-length documentary directed by 
Jeff Orlowski (director of 'Chasing Ice'). The film premiered in late 
January 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Audience 
Award for best US Documentary film.

What is 'Chasing Coral'? From IMDB:  "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."

In a nutshell, the team combined time-lapse photography skills 
previously used to document the retreat of glaciers with new underwater 
technology and guided by NOAA Coral Reef Watch's products to attempt to 
capture the process of bleaching and death of corals in time-lapse. For 
those of you who were at the ICRS Town Hall on bleaching last summer, 
you saw early results from this effort. NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 
Coordinator, Mark Eakin, is one of the on-screen scientists and one of 
the film's two Chief Scientific Advisors. The film will serve as a 
powerful outreach tool to convince people of the need to conserve coral 
reefs as well as to take action on climate change.

You can learn more about the film at http://www.chasingcoral.com, watch 
a 2-minute overview with director Jeff Orlowski 
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mbnni6BRZ4>), or read the review on 

On the day of its premiere in January, Exposure Labs signed an agreement 
with Netflix. 'Chasing Coral' will premiere on Netflix later this year 
as a "Netflix Originals" presentation. After its premiere, 'Chasing 
Coral' will be made available for showings everywhere as part of an 
extensive impact campaign. We expect that NOAA screenings will be 
arranged.  If you have a community group, dive club, worship community, 
or other organization that would like to screen the film, you can sign 
up at http://www.chasingcoral.com.

Warm Regards,

Jacquie De La Cour

Jacqueline De La Cour
NOAA Coral Reef Watch Operations Manager

on contract from Global Science and Technology, Inc.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), E/RA3
5830 University Research Court
3rd Floor, Room 3222 (c/o Mark Eakin)
College Park, MD 20740

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