Winner, Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
An invitation to the Festivalв’s grand finale: the Washington, D.C. premiere of Racing Extinction with Oscar-winning filmmaker
LouieВ Psihoyos, who will receive the Festivalв’s Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy.В
Scientists believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in earthв’s history and predict that we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, a team of artists and activists risk their lives to show never- before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, Racing Extinction calls attention to our impact on the planet and seeks to inspire solutions that will ensure a thriving planet for future generations. Directed by Louie Psihoyos. Produced by Oceanic Preservation Society.
Award Presentation precedes screening.
Discussion follows screening with filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, Leilani MГјnter,В race car driver and environmental activist, andВ Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, NationalВ Museum of Natural History.
Reception follows program.
Sunday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets, $25; This screening is sold out.
Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)