Eco Short Category

The Pale Horse – Coral Apocalypse
Germany/Indonesia, 2017, 08:40 minutes

Directed by: Hendrik S. Schmitt

Coral bleaching is one of the major threats to existing coral reefs. Global mass bleaching events have taken place in 1998, 2010 and 2014 – 2016 (probably lasting well into 2017). If global warming is not stalled, such events will increase in frequency and intensity all over the world with a devastating effect on coral reefs worldwide - these fragile ecological communities may be gone within this century. Losing reefs would have grave consequences for the marine biodiversity and a widespread cascade effect on other ecosystems – on land as well.
“The Pale Horse – Coral Apocalypse” wants to show the world the eerie sight of pale corals and white reefs and to explain why this was happening.

About the director:
Hendrik and Claudia Schmitt (The Jetlagged) are action-loving filmmakers and passionate divers, always on the search for adventures from the polar circle to the equator. They enjoy diving as a lifestyle and support various environmental projects all over the world.

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