Chasing Coral

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.


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  • ★★★★★ review by Siân on Letterboxd

    What an absolutely gorgeous film. I've never seen ocean cinematography quite like this (but I'm not surprised considering how gorgeous Chasing Ice is). The doc manages to be informative, urgent, and even fun at times. This is thanks to the incredibly passionate team behind the project, including self-proclaimed coral nerd, Zack. I want to marry him, like I'm sure every other person in the audience did. Despite the urgency and general hopelessness (it DOES document the death of corals, after all), Chasing Coral is imbued with a sense of hope and a call to action.

  • ★★★★ review by kwang on Letterboxd

    SXSW Film #7

    The Audience Award winner for Best Documentary at Sundance plays at SXSW, and I was fortunate to catch this informative and alarming look at the devastating state of coral reefs as a result of climate change and carbon emission. Until more individuals and corporations around the world switch to renewable energy, the underappreciated and lively coral reefs will not see another day. If you are able to, I would recommend watching this in IMAX when it comes out, is you will be swept away by the underwater photography.

  • ★★★★ review by kbranoz on Letterboxd

    A beautiful movie that is hopefully viewed as a call to action instead of a obituary to the world's coral reefs. It's tragic that science and nature documentaries are political in 2017, but unfortunately that's the state of the world.

  • ★★★★★ review by Rolmar Baldonado on Letterboxd

    Important, powerful & very well-made film! The corals are dying & climate change is frighteningly real!

  • ★★★★ review by robbiez666 on Letterboxd

    Chasing Coral highlights the perilous state on an entire ecosystem

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