Through the Lens: Racing Extinction

Sep 3, 2015

In his last film, director Louie Psihoyos shed light on the shadowy practice of dolphin slaughter in Japan. His new film, Racing Extinction, bears witness to an even greater tragedy: the sixth extinction event, the one we’re causing. He and his filmmaking team went undercover to expose how the international wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are together driving species around the globe to extinction. Psihoyos joins us Thursday to talk about that crisis and what can be done to stop it.

Join us for a free screening of Louie Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A with Psihoyos. It’s all part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film Center. If you're a member of KUER or the Film Center, bring your membership card to the screening for early access. RSVP to the event via Facebook | DETAILS

On September 22, race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Munter, who appears in Louie Psihoyos's film Racing Extinction, will be in Salt Lake City to speak at the S. J. Quinney College of Law on the University of Utah campus. That event is hosted by Utah Clean Energy and the University of Utah Sustainability Resource Center. DETAILS


  • Louie Psihoyos directed and appeared in the documentary film The Cove, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Racing Extinction premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary category