Louie Psihoyos: "Racing Extinction" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年6月7日
Louie Psihoyos is Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), and the Academy Award®-winning director of The Cove and Racing Extinction. He is also the visionary force behind the unprecedented large-scale projections on the United Nations Headquarters, the Empire State Building, and St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Previously a National Geographic filmmaker for 17 years, Louie uses the power of imagery to convey complex ideas with the ambitious goal of changing the world.
Louie's most recent film, Racing Extinction, takes on the current mass extinction of species of our own making. Scientists predict we could lose up to half of all species by the end of the century due to habitat destruction, pollution, over-consumption and climate change. Racing Extinction follows a team of individuals that uncover this unseen extinction, but more importantly, come together with an innovative and inspiring approach to garner the world's attention and create solutions. The film is more than just a movie – it's a movement to call on everyone to #StartWith1Thing to curb this mass extinction and collectively overhaul how we impact the planet.
From sustainable energy and transport, to diet, using art as activism, and perceiving boundaries like catnip, Louie's vision is ambitious and disruptive. To date his projects have reached several billion people across the globe, and there is much more underway.
Moderated by Kim Bae.

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