75 min • Nature & Environment, Politics & World Affairs • 2019
This film focuses on the dramatic decline of coral reef ecosystems around the world, its impact on the human communities that depend on them, and those who are fighting to uncover the causes and find solutions before it’s too late. It follows several stories: scientists looking to unlock the microbial secrets to coral survival; a mysterious coral reef in Colombia that has withstood years of human pressures but now faces its greatest threat; and a group of young aboriginal students in Australia working to restore the ancient connections of their people to a marine habitat. The film braids these stories with the science behind corals, speaking with the top researchers who study these animals and taking global journey that celebrates the majesty and mystery of coral habitats. Filmed in Australia, the South Pacific, Hawai’i, the Caribbean and the Red Sea, it is a worldwide tour of one of the most important issues of our time.