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Earth Day Texas Free Screening - Racing Extinction

Sunday, April 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Racing Extinction is a film anchored in "covert operations." Its mission, according to the filmmakers, is to illuminate the way the international wildlife trade is killing off entire species for the sake of profit.

Oscar-winning Director Louie Psihoyos, who led this team of "artists and activists," will be at the screening for a Q&A session.

To acquire evidence of the nonchalant approach profiteers take to wildlife, the filmmaker and his team employed sophisticated electronic equipment, disguises and other proven methods of investigation. The result is, the film's trailer explains, "They expose the secrets others don't want you to know."

A review in Variety declares that "Racing Extinction delivers a message of universal significance" about the eradication of species and that Psihoyos "intends for that fact to come as a wake-up call to those who consider extinction a distant phenomenon, the sort of thing that happened to dinosaurs and the dodo but not to animals living in our more eco-enlightened times." Psihoyos won the 2009 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature with The Cove, a call for Japan to stop mass dolphin kills and change the nation's fishing practices.

In partnership with

Duke University Alumni Association

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
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Time:
6:00 PM Film Screening
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Place:
The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
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Tickets:
Free
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