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Racing Extinction (2015)

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

Director:

Louie Psihoyos

Writer:

Mark Monroe
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louie Psihoyos ... Himself (undercover investigator)
Heather Dawn Rally ... Herself (undercover investigator) (voice) (as Heather Rally)
Michael Novacek ... Himself (curator of paleontology)
Christopher W. Clark ... Himself (Johnson senior scientist) (as Dr. Christopher W. Clark)
Kirk Johnson ... Himself (National Museum of Natural History)
Ady Gil ... Himself (protester)
Shawn Heinrichs ... Himself (marine conservationist)
Paul Hilton ... Himself (photojournalist)
Charles Hambleton ... Himself (undercover investigator)
David Doubilet David Doubilet ... Himself (National Geographic photographer)
Jerry Greenberg ... Himself (underwater photographer)
John Veron John Veron ... Himself (Australian Institute of Marine Science) (as J.E.N. 'Charlie' Veron)
Elizabeth Kolbert ... Herself (author of 'The Sixth Extinction')
Synte Peacock ... Herself (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Jason Hall-Spencer ... Himself (marine biologist)
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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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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John Veron: When all this gets going we will have what's called a run-away effect. That's run-away climate change. And it's unstoppable.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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use your brain
5 December 2015 | by claudia-04393See all my reviews

The documentary is excellent. The mentioned the main reason for global warming, however it feels like it is just a mention. It is good in a way. People who pay attention to every word in this documentary, will feel the need to watch more, to get more knowledge. I consider this to be a excellent starting point for someone who is disconnected. Most humans don't make the connection because of the media propaganda. I really like that it doesn't have a lot of graphic content. if you want graphic content and you are ready you can watch Earthlings. The best ideas from this movie is the ways they implement to change the world. There are 2 approaches that changed my hopes when i do activism. I will not spoil the movie for you. i am just going to say the video technique used in the restaurant and then in New York and then the guy who changes a whole town in Mexico business structure for a sustainable new way to earn a living.


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