|left to right: Fisher Stevens, Louie Psihoyos and Geoffrey Gilmore.
|the jetlagged activists and filmmaking team of 6
So, I just saw an amazing documentary last night that made it's premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. The movie is titled 6 and is directed by Louie Psihoyos, a well known photographer for National Geographic and director of THE COVE. 6, as in the sixth mass extinction is about just that and we're soaking in it. Animals are being hunted and consumed into extinction, our oceans are acidic due to all the CO2 in the air, the planet is getting overpopulated. We're doomed! Maybe, the planet might still have a chance to be saved. Time is running out so the time to get involved and educate is now.
6 documents Psihoyos and his crew spreading the word through striking visuals and never before seen video. They put their lives on the line when they go undercover to expose the shark fin trade and the slaughtering of Manta Rays for their gills. It is a work-in-progress and it was a thrill to see scenes that were shot days ago in Indonesia. I'll review the movie at a later time. I just wanted to upload the Q&A from last night which featured director Louie Psihoyos, some exhausted editors, producer Fisher Stevens and people from the movie including cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs and race car driver Leilani Munter. The film will be completed later this summer in New York City using the Empire State Building and other skyscrapers for the world's largest projection of endangered species, giving them a much needed voice. It should be mind blowing and get people talking. Be on the look out for that and check out the 6 website by clicking the link http://6themovie.opsociety.org/