Nominated for 2016 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song. Won awards at 2015 Boulder International Film Festival and 2015 Cinema for Peace Awards
Racing Extinction (directed by Louis Psihoyos) follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction. Scientists predict that humanity’s footprint on the planet may cause the loss of 50% of all species by the end of the century. The disappearance of the dinosaurs was the last major extinction to occur in our planet’s history, and this may be the next. A team of artists and activists go on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. Director Louie Psihoyos has crafted an ambitious mission to clearly and artfully pull into focus our impact on the planet, while inspiring us all to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving, biodiverse world for future generations.
Released in 2016
Running time: 90 minutes
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