Saudi female diver stars in Warner Bros' Red Sea Global film documentary

Saudi female diver stars in Warner Bros' Red Sea Global film documentary

'Beneath the Surface: The Fight for Corals' will air on Earth Day

Red Sea Global and Warner Bros Discovery have partnered to create a film highlighting the impact of climate change on coral reefs. 

Produced by BAFTA-winning production company Park Village and directed by Ian Derry, Beneath the Surface: The Fight for Corals follows the journey of Salma Shaker (pictured), a skilled Saudi Arabian free diver, as she delves into the groundbreaking work conducted by scientists at Red Sea Global and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

The story transcends borders, including a visit to the reefs in Mexico. The narrative, told through Shaker's eyes, is an exploration of the challenges faced by coral reefs globally.

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At the heart of the film is a focus on the undiscovered reefs along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastline. Red Sea Global aims to unravel the mysteries of this untapped territory, showcasing its unique biodiversity and the integral role it plays in supporting the global ecosystem. 

Corals in the Red Sea

Red Sea Global is the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea and Amaala. It aims to demonstrate how environmental stewardship is integral to tourism development and cultivate global awareness of the contribution of coral reefs in sustaining the planet's ecosystem.

Red Sea Global Group CEO John Pagano said: "At Red Sea Global, we are inspired by nature and led by science. Our destinations, the first of which opened to guests [in 2023], are home to some of the most stunning corals anywhere in the world. They are also among the most resilient, but even Red Sea coral is not invincible. Our scientists are using innovative techniques to protect, nourish and restore our corals, while also transferring knowledge to support coral reefs worldwide."

The project will leverage contributions from a diverse cast of experts to provide context on the current state of reefs worldwide, their significance in the global ecosystem, the challenges they face internationally, and the ongoing efforts to address these challenges head-on.

Beneath the Surface: The Fight for Corals is set to air on Discovery channel and Discovery+ via STC/Jawwy TV on Earth Day, which lands on 22 April 2024 at 21:00 KSA time.

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