CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Saving Atlantis,” a feature-length documentary on coral reefs produced by Oregon State University filmmakers, will be shown Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis.

The first screening will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Filmmakers David Baker and Justin Smith of Oregon State Productions, the team behind the documentary, will be on hand for a question-and-answer session with the audience following the film.

Saving Atlantis,” focuses on the dramatic decline of coral reef ecosystems around the world and the impact on people who depend on them. The film’s producers followed coral microbiologist Rebecca Vega Thurber and other researchers from Oregon State and around the world who are uncovering the causes of coral decline and looking to find solutions so they don’t completely disappear.

The film is narrated by Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote, who has voiced several documentaries by Ken Burns, including last year’s “The Vietnam War.”

For additional screening times and ticket information, visit: https://darksidecinema.com/.

To watch a trailer for the film, visit: https://youtu.be/izXVAYQOAFg

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only two universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 31,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Story By: 

Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, michelle.klampe@oregonstate.edu

Source: 

David Baker, 541-737-8323, david.baker@oregonstate.edu