For a time, “Chasing Coral” director Jeff Orlowski was worried he wouldn’t actually be able to capture the climax of his film.
“We weren’t capturing the bleaching and the cameras didn’t work,” he recently said. “We knew that, unfortunately for the planet, more opportunities were coming up, that the bleaching was only scheduled to continue, and that’s what gave us hope that we could actually get it done in the end. That was probably the biggest challenge. We didn’t know if we were going to capture our climax or not.”
“The film could have been a lot more depressing. We held back the punches, honestly,” he confessed — but he’s incredibly hopeful at heart. “I am optimistic,” he added. “I’m very, very confident we’re going to solve global warming. We have no choice other than to solve it. There is not one single tipping point; there are many, many different tipping points and we’ve already lost a bunch — but there are far more we can protect and save and that’s what gives me hope, is what’s left for us to save.”
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