Join us for this important movie for our time.
Racing Extinction is a documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, who directed the documentary The Cove (2009). The film received an Oscar nomination, for Best Original Song, and an Emmy nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.
The film deals with several examples of the overarching theme of the Anthropocene Extinction, in that the spread of Homo sapiens has caused the greatest mass extinction since the KT event 66 million years ago, including global warming and poaching, and the efforts of scientists, photographers and volunteers to protect endangered species. The film implicates overpopulation, globalisation and animal agriculture as leading causes of extinction.
This special screening of Racing Extinction will be followed by expert commentary and Q&A by Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo, Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
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