A 15-minute documentary showcasing the wild marine beauty of Australia’s south coast will be screened for free in Bremer Bay on Monday. Reef Reflections: Stories from the Great Southern Reef features interviews by marine biologist and filmmaker Stefan Andrews on locals like Jake Poad and Craig Lebens from Bremer Bay as well as others from Esperance and Hopetoun on their experience and connection to their oceanic backyard. The captivating marine film explores the link between healthy oceans and community identity on the south coast. Save Our Marine Life’s Monique Barker said the marine area deserved to be protected. “Reef Reflections: Stories from the Great Southern Reef is a celebration of the wonder, diversity and significance of the south coast’s local marine life and the remarkable ecosystem that is an integral part of south coast community identity,” she said. “The Great Southern Reef is a global biodiversity hotspot with many species found nowhere else on the planet. “Despite this, there is limited marine park protection for the extraordinary ecosystem, which spans over 8000km from Kalbarri to northern New South Wales. “Ensuring a network of sanctuary zones are established within the proposed south coast marine park can safeguard the health of the Great Southern Reef and the south coast’s incredible diversity of marine life while supporting coastal lifestyles and livelihoods for the future.” Doors open for the free screening of Reef Reflections: Stories from the Great Southern Reef at 6pm at the Bremer Bay Brewing Company.