17 January, 2021

Louie Psihoyos

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and environment crusader on his new film, which warns that humans are erasing other species off the earth

Louie Psihoyos

Are we heading towards mass extinction?

There have been five major mass extinctions. We don’t know where we are.... But at this rate, it might be creating the biggest catastrophe.

What is Anthropocene? The possible sixth extinction?

It’s the age of man. I want to create a movement so that in 50 years, we don’t regret not solving this problem?

How did the idea of dealing with extinction of species come about?

I wrote a book on paleontology, which dealt with mass extinction, so the idea was  there.

Whats’s the core message of the film?

That we are doing something that future generations are not going to forgive us for.

Did your Oscar-winning The Cove, on killing of dolphins in Japan, have any impact?

In 2010 when the film came, the Japanese were killing 23,000 dolphins and porpoises a year. Now they kill less than 6,000.

And this lead to the Oceanic Preservation Society...



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