'The Cove' Director Exposes Threats in 'Racing Extinction' Doc Trailer
After exposing the despicable world of illegal dolphin hunting and meat sales in Japan, the director of The Cove is broadening the scope a bit to shine a light on something even more threatening and on a much larger scale. Louie Psihoyos is back at Sundance with his documentary Racing Extinction, a film focusing on mankind’s role in precipitating mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of the world’s species. This seems to be much more than just tree-hugging, hippie stuff as some like to say, and you can see for yourself in the first trailer. This looks like a documentary to pay attention to very closely. Watch!
Here's the trailer for Louie Psihoyos' Racing Extinction from The Oceanic Preservation Society:
Racing Extinction is directed by Louie Psihoyos (of the Oscar-winning The Cove) and sees the filmmaker assembling a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. While covert operations reveal the horrific black-market trade in endangered aquatic species, the film’s broader lens uncovers even more disastrous consequences of human activity, chiefly the release of ocean-killing methane and carbon from energy consumption. The film premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this month, but doesn't have an official release date yet.