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Apr 4

Racing Extinction

Dir. Louie Psihoyos USA 94 min Not Rated

2015 Abramorama

Presented with Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. this one-time screening of RACING EXTINCTION was followed by a discussion with Lincoln-based nature photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore, who appears briefly in the film, and Dr. Jeremy White, Instructor of Biology at University of Nebraska at Omaha. Watch the full discussion!

In this globe-trotting documentary, 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.

Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories from around the world as a freelance photographer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. Dr. Jeremy White’s research focuses on white-nose syndrome associated with North American bats as well as the behavior, ecology, and natural history of mammals.

This collaborative event is part of Science on ScreenSM, a national series which creatively pairs classic, cult, and documentary films with lively talks led by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Science on Screen is made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Science on Screen events at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater fall under the organization’s ongoing Community Development program.

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Img 1736 Credit Ethan Johnson Ops Esb Whale Credit Ops Cows Methane Collection Credit Heather Rally

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