May 04

Science Storytelling: Activating Advocacy

May 4, 2015

Event Description:

Scientists predict that the human footprint on the planet may cause the loss of half of the world’s species by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction in Earth’s history, following the fifth great extinction which took out the dinosaurs. Our era is called the Anthropocene, or “Age of Man,” because evidence shows that humanity has sparked a cataclysmic change of the world’s natural environment and animal life. Yet, we are the only ones who can stop the change we have created. The film will be aired by Discovery Channel this fall.

Watch the "Racing Extinction" Trailer.


Join Us in Cubberley Auditorium on Monday May 4th at 4pm for a Special PRE-RELEASE Screening of “Racing Extinction”.

Director Louie Psihoyos has crafted an ambitious mission to clearly and artfully pull into focus our impact on the planet, while inspiring us all to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving, biodiverse world for future generations.



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Presenters:

Louie Psihoyos is the Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), and is widely regarded as one of the world's most prominent still photographers. He has circled the globe dozens of times for National Geographic and has shot hundreds of covers for other magazines including Fortune Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, GEO, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Rock and Ice. His work has also been seen on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and the History Channel. His imagination, wit and iconic imagery have helped illustrate a wide array of complex subjects and is carried over to his filmmaking.

Gina Papabeis is the Co-Producer of Racing Extinction, the highly anticipated follow-up film from OPS, the Academy Award®- winning team behind The Cove. The film follows a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Gina began working with the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) during the release of The Cove, managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and coordinating the outreach campaign for the film.