Doc Soup Calgary Presents: RACING EXTINCTION

Posted on October 8, 2015

The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival are pleased to announce that the environmental documentary RACING EXTINCTION will be the first film in the 2015-16 Doc Soup Series.

Join us at Cineplex Eau Claire on Wednesday November 4 at 7 p.m. as we kick-off another season of the most anticipated and acclaimed documentaries. 

RACING EXTINCTION is the second film by Director Louie Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), the filmmaking team behind the 2009 Academy Award® winning documentary THE COVE. An exploration of endangered species and the seemingly imminent mass extinction many of them are facing, RACING EXTINCTION uses powerful visuals and undercover filming techniques to expose the illegal animal trade and the urgency of taking action against climate change.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, RACING EXTINCTION is also opening Toronto’s 2015-16 Doc Soup season.

A limited number of Doc Soup Subscriptions are still available. Individual tickets for RACING EXTINCTION are now on sale. 

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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