After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Louie Psihoyos’s documentary “Racing Extinction” is finally playing in select theaters. The movie shines a much-needed spotlight on endangered species and represents Psihoyos’ followup to the Oscar-winning “The Cove.”
The official synopsis reads: “Director Louie Psihoyos, along with producers Fisher Stevens and Olivia Ahnemann, assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the world of endangered species trafficking and the race to prevent 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, the documentary reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.”
The film drew headlines over the summer when the team projected images of endangered species on the side of the Empire State Building in New York City, and the once-in-a-lifetime event was captured for a handful of stunning posters for the film. Check out the exclusive collection of “Racing Extinction” posters below, which features images from photographer Joel Sartore and the National Geographic Photo Ark.
“Racing Extinction” is in theaters now and will be available on the Discovery Channel on December 2.