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A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.

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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 ... Written by OPS

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Anohni was one of two nominees for Best Original Song at the 2016 Academy Awards, along with composer David Lang for 'Simple Song #3' performed by Sumi Jo from the film 'Youth', who were not invited to perform their song during the awards broadcast. Because of this, Anohni boycotted the event, explaining on her website that she recognized the reason for the snub was because she 'might not sell advertising space', and that it felt like 'a sting of shame that reminded me of America's earliest affirmations of my inadequacy as a transperson' and represented 'a system of social oppression and diminished opportunities for transpeople'. See more »

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A 'MUST' watch documentary for 'TODAY,' not tomorrow!!!
3 December 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

An incredible factual documentary, delving into the destruction that human beings are having on our precious planet.

The documentary is incredibly insightful! The creators have gone to great extent to backup their scientific facts.

This is a stunning documentary that will change the way you view your life and our fragile planet.

Like the documentary Black Fish that had a great effect and change on the way the public perceive animals in captive for human entertainment, Racing Extinction shines the same light but on the world over and the effect mankind is having on it......

THE WORLD MUST SEE THIS FILM 'TODAY'!

Congratulation to the Racing Extinction team and thank you. We need more people like you on this stunning world of ours!


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