Coral documentary to premiere
in the Florida Keys on July 14th!

July 2017

Movie poster for Chasing Coral. Click for high resolution image


An "emotional race against time"
  — The New York Times

"Chasing Coral is a landmark film"
  — Roger Ebert

"A triumph of both visual and narrative storytelling"
  — The Economist

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. The landmark documentary Chasing Coral, chronicling the unprecedented rate of decline in coral throughout the world’s oceans, premieres in the Florida Keys on July 14. This award winning film is presented by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Mote Marine Laboratory, REEF and Coral Reef Foundation.

Chasing Coral highlights underwater footage shot worldwide, including in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Over the course of 3 years, divers, scientists and photographers compiled more than 650 hours of breathtaking video illustrating how coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans. The award-winning film, distributed by Netflix, debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival where it took the People's Choice for the best documentary film of the year!

The film’s chief scientific advisor Dr. Mark Eakin directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch, a program monitoring the impact of climate change, coral bleaching and ocean acidification.

The Emmy award winning producers enlisted the help of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its partners in conveying this important message because corals of all types are critical to the ecosystem lining Florida’s shores.

Watch the Official Trailer and Meet the Artist

Admission is free and open to the public with first-come first served seating.

July 14, 8 p.m. except 7:00 at the Murray Nelson Government Center

Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street, Key West

Mote Marine Laboratory, 24244 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key

Marathon Community Park, 200 Ocean, 36th Street, Marathon (Lawn chairs and coolers allowed. No alcohol.)

Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo