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Racing Extinction

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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