The stunning natural beauty and awe-inspiring underwater creatures of the Great Barrier Reef come to life in “Great Barrier Reef,” which opens Saturday, November 3 at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater at the Great Lakes Science Center.
Narrated by Australian actor Eric Bana, the film celebrates one of the planet’s most beautiful and bio-diverse eco-systems and introduces viewers to the “citizen science” movement where volunteers help researchers gain a better understanding of the natural world. “Great Barrier Reef” follows underwater photographer and reef native Jemma Craig on an expedition to document some of the work being done by volunteers, researchers and citizen scientists along the reef.
“Great Barrier Reef” brings viewers to an eco-resort on Lady Elliot Island and the Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Center, and follows the cutting edge coral research being conducted at the Australian Institute for Marine Science. This unforgettable adventure wouldn’t be complete without cameos from some of the undersea animals of the reef including majestic manta rays, thousands of migrating sea turtles, baby seahorses, dwarf minke whales, and one particular fish named Wally, a Maori wrasse whose photo-bombing skills are something of a local legend.
“Great Barrier Reef” is a December Media film produced in association with Slattery Family Trust, Biopixel, Soundfirm, Film Victoria and Screen Queensland, and is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
For more information, tickets and showtimes, visit greatscience.com.