From the group’s announcement:
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.
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. Chasing Coral took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500-plus hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.
The screening will be Saturday, Jan. 12 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 St. S.W. Doors open at 6 p.m. for snacks and conversation. The film starts at 6:30, followed by a community discussion of the issues raised by the film.