Start With One Thing

May 26, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM | Show Time: 7:00 PM
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

This groundbreaking documentary brings a voice to the thousands of species teetering on the very edge of life — and challenges and inspires us all to take action.

"Racing Extinction" Trailer from Oceanic Preservation Society on Vimeo.

This groundbreaking documentary brings a voice to the thousands of species teetering on the very edge of life — and challenges and inspires us all to take action.

Created by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) along with a team of artists, scientists and activists, the jaw-dropping cinematography of this beautifully crafted film also shows the world never-before-seen footage that exposes the crisis of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, Racing Extinction will change the way we see the world and our role within it. Encouraging us all to “Start with 1 thing”, the film brilliantly reminds us how our human ingenuity is the key to changing the course we’re presently taking. This film is about hope – and positive change.

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s grassroots voice for wilderness. Since 1963 we’ve led in creating over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas, which amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory. Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada’s public land and water wild. The BC chapter was established in 1978 and has played a lead role in more than doubling the amount of protected areas in the province to over 14%.

CPAWS works collaboratively with governments, local communities, industry, and indigenous peoples to protect our country’s amazing natural places. Our goal is to create large, meaningful protected areas with ecological strength – places that can nurse nature through climate change and shelter biodiversity forever. Our achievements include protecting places such as Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area and Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. We are currently working to ensure the establishment of national parks in the South-Okanagan Similkameen and Flathead River Valley, as well as creation of a National Marine Conservation Area in the Southern Strait of Georgia, and protection of the marine wildlife and birds of the Scott Islands.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council