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Coral

An educational film about our decaying coral reefs. A call to action in the face of an environmental crisis.
3/5

Review

Ken Bailey’s short experimental documentary is an educational journey that combines still images and underwater footage to delve into the dire state of decaying coral reefs, a consequence of relentless global warming. The film masterfully weaves together a narrative that explores the intricate struggle of the ecosystem dependent on these reefs, shedding light on the anthropogenic factors contributing to their demise.

Narrated by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, who uniquely channels the perspective of the coral reef, the film takes an innovative approach, infusing the narrative with a poignant and personal touch. The use of still images interspersed with underwater footage, captured by cinematographer Jeff Hauser, creates a visually stunning and emotionally resonant experience.

Hard-hitting statistics punctuate the film, emphasizing the urgency of the situation and the severe consequences humanity will face if the coral reefs disappear. Despite falling slightly short of a traditional cinematic exploration, the documentary’s educational focus and powerful imagery make it a compelling and thought-provoking watch.

Bailey’s film serves as both a sobering reflection on the current state of our environment and a call to action. Its unique blend of education, visual appeal, and a message of immediate change positions it as a valuable contribution to the ongoing dialogue about the critical need for environmental stewardship.

Coral

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