Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii strives to ban a commonly used UV chemical, called oxybenzone, and hopes that other states and nations will follow. 

Help protect coral reefs and marine life by sharing our film! Tag us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #ReefsAtRisk. 

It’s ESSENTIAL to contact Hawaii state legislators THIS WEEK because they will be voting any day now. Email them at and to express your support of Senate Bill 1150 to protect Hawaii's coral reefs and marine life from the dangers of sunscreens with oxybenzone.

"Reefs At Risk"  was made possible with support from The Redford Center Grants and the New York Community Trust. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our outreach and help this film be seen at more festivals, grassroots screenings and events this summer. Your support will also help us run ads to grow our online audience and help get this important information in the hands of everyone - for free!

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HELP US SHINE A LIGHT ON MORE TOXIC CHEMICALS! Filmmakers Lynn Pelletier and Malina Fagan are a mother-daughter team from the Big Island of Hawaii. They were one of 6 teams chosen from 282 Redford Center grant applications for their feature film "THE COVERUP," which explores the personal and environmental effects of the toxic chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and body care products (like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, makeup, etc.)

They were flown to Sundance, Utah to receive mentorship and develop "Reefs at Risk" as a short proof of concept film to help raise funds for their feature film, which is currently in production. They are currently seeking donations to complete this important film. Click below to see a development trailer and check out the fundraising page for "Reefs At Risk" and "The Coverup Film" at


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