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Chasing Coral at UGA: Free Screening & Discussion (Oct 4 Athens GA)

  • Tate Student Center 45 Baxter Street Athens, GA, 30605 United States (map)

We are proud to bring the award-winning film Chasing Coral to the big screen for a free public screening and discussion with filmmakers and key cast members.

Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists as they set out to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with the filmmakers and key film subjects, including Dr. Jim Porter, professor and coral ecologist in UGA's Odum School of Ecology. 

This event is part of a larger project to engage the public in the Athens area about the importance of healthy oceans. During the filmmakers' visit, local area high schools will participate in field trips to see the film and meet the filmmakers and will take part in educational activities about ecology, marine science, and ocean health. 

Financial support for this project comes from Kirbo Charitable Foundation, Reef Ball Foundation, ECOGIG Research Consortium at UGA's Department of Marine Sciences, Peabody Media Center, Katherine and Bertis Downs, Odum School of Ecology, and Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Additional promotional support was provided by UGA’s Speak Out for Species club, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. We are grateful for the partnership of the Clarke County School District.

Chasing Coral won the Audience Award for the U.S. Documentary category at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Earlier Event: June 29
Upper Basin Meeting