'The Cove' Director Exposes Threats in 'Racing Extinction' Doc Trailer

January 23, 2015
Source: OPS

Racing Extinction

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

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.

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  • Armitall
    The voice over guy sounds full of himself ;P Like he just discovered something new. But it's great they are trying to raise awareness.
  • ari smulders
    it's determined that we as species will fuck up this earth because on one motive onley:greed. We seen it in 1920 and in 2008 and nothing ever changes,because the men in charge are also greedy and egoistic. 1 % of the worlds population have 50% of all the assets and the other 99% accepts that they are fucking fucking rich! And by the way who needs a panda?
    • ff
      And half the people are totally cool with this idea that a few thousands people should own the entire planet and f it up for the billions of us. And they not only are cool with it they defend them over it, all because they think one day too they will be one of those @ssholes.
      • ari smulders
        indeed:they are also @ssholes too!
  • We're all going to die.
    • TheOct8pus
      True. And we're taking down plenty of animals and nature with us
      • I'd saw the recent find of a new species of fish in the arctic and all I could think about was that I bet someone was already trying to devise a way to catch them and kill them. For profit obviously. :-(
  • TheOct8pus
    This film was originally named "6 - The Movie" and it was released last year. It didn't make much of a splash (no pun intended) because of its cryptic title, but it should be required viewing to all children of the world, and adults too, even though they won't do much to change anything.




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