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Racing Extinction: the film

Critically acclaimed eco-thriller from the Academy Award-winning filmmakers of The Cove
Racing Extinction

Directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (Best Documentary Feature, The Cove, 2010) and broadcast in more than 220 countries and territories by Discovery Communications, Racing Extinction seeks to expose the world of endangered species trafficking and the very real race to prevent mass extinction.

Racing Extinction – endangered species light up the Empire State Building

A call to action

Join a team of artists and activists as they carry out thrilling, covert operations in order to expose the widespread scale of extinction with stunningly photographed, never-before-seen images intended to change the way viewers see the planet.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2015 Moscow International Film Festival, Racing Extinction is this year’s must-own film for documentary and Nature film fans around the world.

It serves as a call to action to remind viewers that it’s never too late to join the race to save Earth’s precious species.


In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction.

Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.

Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.

RACING EXTINCTION was written by Mark Monroe (The Cove, Chasing Ice) and produced by Olivia Ahnemann (The Cove, Enlighten Up!) and Fisher Stevens (The Cove, Crazy Love). Executive producer is Dieter Paulmann (Unity). Co-executive producers are Paul G. Allen, Jody Allen, Dan Nelson, Trammell S. Crow, William Von Mueffling, Kenneth Lerer and John Paul Dejoria. Co-producer is Gina Parabeis.

Racing Extinction is available on DVD from 28 March 2016. Click here to pre-order.

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