“Chasing Coral” Film Screening to be Held at University of Dubuque

Sep 18, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – A free screening of Chasing Coral will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Hadley Auditorium, Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Technology Center on the University of Dubuque campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The screening is open to the public. It is sponsored by the UD Web of Life student group, which aims to help raise awareness of environmental problems and solutions.

Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists as they set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of over 500 hours of underwater footage as well as coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries.

“We are very excited for this event and the opportunity to show Chasing Coral to people from diverse backgrounds and with various experiences so that we may come together to learn about what is happening under the surface of our oceans and discuss what we can do to make a difference locally,” said Emily Reisch, president of Web of Life.

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