12 Mar Racing Extinction
Q&A with director Louis Psihoyos
Thursday, March 12, 2015 / 7:00 PM
UCSB Pollock Theater
Admission $10 general / $5 students
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. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the team behind the Academy Award® winning film The Cove, returns for Racing Extinction. 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 forces 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 the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Director Louie Psihoyos has concocted an ambitious mission to call attention to our impact on the planet, while inspiring others to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving planet for future generations. Louis Psihoyos will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock/events/focus-anthropocene-racing-extinction
Sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the IHC series The Anthropocene: Views from The Humanities.