Racing Extinction (2015)

Racing Extinction (2015)

Rating: 8.3/10 from 7,166 users
Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Documentary / News | 2015 | 18 Sep 2015 (USA)

Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth's history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or 'Age of Man', because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award® winning film THE COVE, is back for "Racing Extinction". Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years. The other threat is all around us, hiding in plain sight. There's a hidden world that the oil and gas companies don't want the rest of us to see. Director Louie Psihoyos has concocted an ambitious mission to call attention to our impact on the planet, while inspiring others to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving planet for future generations. Written by OPS

Racing Extinction

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Writer: Mark Monroe

Company: Oceanic Preservation Society

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.

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Country: United States / China / Hong Kong / Indonesia / Mexico / United Kingdom / Japan

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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA


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Tagline: Winning is the only option

User Review: 32

Writer: Mark Monroe

Cast: Louie Psihoyos / Heather Dawn Rally / Michael Novacek / Christopher W. Clark / Kirk Johnson / Ady Gil / Shawn Heinrichs / Paul Hilton / Charles Hambleton / David Doubilet / Jerry Greenberg / John Veron / Elizabeth Kolbert / Synte Peacock / Alan Barton / Bill Dewey / Lester Brown / Guillermo Berra / Ming Yao / Petr Stepanek / Joel Sartore / Jane Goodall / Travis Threlkel / Leilani Münter / Elon Musk / Eric Goode / Jason Hall-Spencer / Mark Mandica / Stuart Pimm / Austin Richards / Louie Schwartzberg / Boris Worm

Language: English