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Coral: Rekindling Venus

Lynette Walworth, 2012 | Duration – 45 minutes

An extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

CORAL: REKINDLING VENUS is a major work for fulldome digital planetariums by acclaimed Australia artist Lynette Wallworth. An extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change. Featuring the music of Hans Richter, Gurrumul Yunipingu and more.

“My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community http://coralrekindlingvenus.com/wallpaper/desktop-ws-1.jpgand a deep-felt longing to see it survive. What is apparent when you watch the film is the remarkable survival mechanisms already at play in the community of coral reefs, mechanisms that will be put to the test in the coming years.  We might see ourselves as two different communities interconnected in our own survival.” – Lynette Wallworth, Director

Premiering to “audible gasps” (Huffington Post) in New York’s Hayden Planetarium Space Theatre and simultaneously in a dozen other cities around the globe this 45-minute Full Dome show keeps getting rapt and positive attention from audiences and critics alike. Winning ‘The Oscars of Dome Films’ in the Art Category at Dome Fest in late 2012, the film was invited to be part of New Frontiers at Sundance Film Festival during January 2013.

Producer John Maynard of Felix Media adds: “Lynette’s work, beyond its beauty and visionary scope has created a benchmark in full-dome work and is quickly enlivening the market with the potential of new content. Inclusion in the prestigious Sundance Film Festival New Frontier exhibition helps our film find wider audiences and helps to spread support for our endangered coral reefs”.

“Immersive cinema at its most spectacular.” – LA Times