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Film: RACING EXTINCTION, Blue Hill Sept. 29

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

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 Film Screening on Recognizing and Combatting Extinction

BLUE HILL — On September 29, Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen the 2015 documentary Racing Extinction at Blue Hill Public Library. Following a small crew of dedicated researcher-educators, Racing Extinction details biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and innovative solutions that inspire hope for a more sustainable future.

Director Louie Psihoyos, who won a 2010 Best Documentary Oscar for The Cove, writes that he has found himself “in a race alongside other environmentalists to save a planet that is losing species at a rate not seen since a comet hit 65 million years ago.”

Psihoyos says he sees film as “a weapon of mass construction.” His new film tracks discoveries and interventions by the Oceanic Preservation Society team in response to accelerating rate of extinctions on our planet and specific ecosystemic and harvesting developments that contribute aggressively to species extinctions.

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. 

The film will be shown at the Blue Hill Library, 7 p.m., on Friday, September 29. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided​. For more info: Phone 374-2357



Peninsula Peace & Justice

P.O. Box 1515

Blue Hill ME 04614

www.facebook.com/Peninsula.Peace.and.Justice

 


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