The Darien Library, along with the Tree Conservancy of Darien, the Darien Nature Center and the Darien Land Trust, are hosting a screening and discussion of Chasing Coral.
Before the screening, there will be a presentation by two Darien High School students, Kate and Haley, who are doing research on the topic and also approached the Darien Library about screening this film.
The screening will be on Monday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room.
The 2017 film is not rated and stars Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts and Neal Cantin, and runs 93 minutes.
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. 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,” according to a press release. Chasing Coral was directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of more than 500 hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.