Racing Extinction

by Louie Psihoyos

Racing Extinction film poster
Runtime: 94′

Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

The film was followed by a conversation with:

  • Pierre-Yves Cousteau, CEO of Cousteau Divers; son of legendary explorer & film maker Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • Philippe Mayaux, Head of Biodiversity and Forests at EuropeAid (European Commission)
  • Jorge Rios, Chief, Global Programme to Combat wildlife and Forest Crime and Chief, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit (UNODC)

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