World travellers, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on a Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. The Biorock structure will be equipped with a special feature: Electricity. This has proven to give corals super powers - enhancing growth and health with astonishing success. 6 months later, The Jetlagged come back to check out the progress on their reef… Awards: Innovation Award - 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Best Direction - 2015 Silently 3 (Short Underwater Movie Festival) Best Theme - Kolkotta International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival Prize of the Main Advertising Partner Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICS - 2016 Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Official Selection: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York / USA, 2015 19th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia, 2015 Our world underwater, Lone Star State & Chicago /...
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