Directed by Oscar Award winner Louie Psihoyos, “Racing Extinction” chronicles the plight of the world’s many species that are currently facing eradication. The documentary uses striking imagery to bring viewers close to some of the world’s most threatened creatures and the natural habitats that are being destroyed by climate change and development. It takes a critical look at the black markets that profit from the killing of wildlife. The film also exposes companies that carelessly pollute the environment and questions business practices that encourage carbon emissions at the expense of endangered species and their habitats.
“Racing Extinction” is a project of the Ocean Preservation Society (OPS), an organization devoted to the conservation of the world’s marine life and habitats. OPS has been enormously successful in bringing environmental issues into the public consciousness. For this reason, it is among the many advocacy groups supported by Consumer Capital Partners. Previously, OPS released the critically acclaimed film “The Cove”, which documented dolphin hunting in Japan. Also directed by Louie Psihoyos, “The Cove” won the Academy Award in 2010 for Best Documentary Feature Film.