Year-Round Screenings

Year:  2017 All

Oct 4, 2017

Chasing Coral at the Tate Student Center

Tate Student Center Theater (UGA)  |  6:00 PM  |  Free

Free public screening of the award-winning film Chasing Coral followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and film subjects, including Dr. Jim Porter, professor and coral ecologist in UGA's Odum School of Ecology. 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.

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 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. 

Chasing Coral press photos on this site's home page courtesy of Netflix and The Ocean Agency (Catlin XLSeaview Survey).

Feature Film:Chasing Coral