Screenings for 2 Environmental Films Scheduled

Coming Nov. 3rd and 4th – Two new environmental films will be screened at the World Theater at CSUMB as part of the 18th International Documentary Film Festival presented by the UN Association, Monterey Bay Chapter.
Chasing Coral
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 7 pm

A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  The film took more than three years to complete, and is the result of 500+ hours underwater, and submissions from volunteers from 30 countries around the world.
90 min. This film will start at approx. 8:30,  come at 7 pm to ensure a seat – we expect to sell out!
The New Environmentalists: From Guatemala to the Congo
Friday, Nov. 3rd, 7 pm
Stories of six activists from six continents; the 2017 winners of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.  These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series.
28 min., showing as part of the evening’s schedule
The International Documentary Film Festival’s eight films also highlight issues of war and peace, immigration and education, refugees and more from many countries and cultures, including locally, in Salinas.  Tickets are $10 for each night at the door. Students with a school ID are admitted free. Parking is $4. For more information, or call 831-275-0781; email

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