Louie Psihoyos: The extinction crisis

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Louis Psihoyos Environmental Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos talks about ways we can change how we live and work in order to create a sustainable Earth.

Could the Earth be entering a mass extinction that will wipe out several species? Some scientists say yes, and they say it’s because of the actions of humankind.

Former National Geographic photographer, author, ocean conservationist and Oscar-winning film director, Louie Psihoyos believes the solution starts with us.

“Geologically speaking, we’re rapidly destroying our life-support system on the planet,” explained Psihoyos.

Louie Psihoyos: The extinction crisis

Louie Psihoyos: The extinction crisis

Environmental Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos talks about using film to create social awareness in building a sustainable Earth.


In his latest documentary, Racing Extinction, he exposes the reality facing endangered species and the looming threat of mass extinction.

“My mission is to create social change,” said Psihoyos. “So, if you want to change the world, you have to change people’s hearts.”

Full Frame caught up with Psihoyos to talk about his mission to use film to not only create awareness but to create a movement to build a sustainable Earth.