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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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English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Singing Planet 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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Lester Brown: Cattle and ruminants of all kinds produce methane as a byproduct of breaking down grass and other things that they feed on.
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I do respect you
25 May 2016 | by none-other-likeSee all my reviews

for all the cast; you are one of few respectful unique documentary movie makers. I knew the world it going straight to that dead zone; but I never know it is going with this speed even this acceleration.

but after all I realized that the earth (mother nature) she is not going to die. she will survive. she already survived for millions of years.

she will live, we won't. so I used this as a message subject. the message I sent to almost everyone I know to watch this important movie.

About the movie itself; here is what I think is the tiny bad thing is I felt like you (and I mean who handled the documentation itself) wanted to show too many things in very sort time from my prospective. This movie I think it can be in sequels of at least 5 parts. Of course you delivered the message so perfectly. but it wasn't a full one.


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