Get ready to feel empowered and enraged toward humanity! From the director that brought you the Oscar-winning 2009’s “The Cove,” comes “6” — a work-in-progress, whose name alludes to humanity creating the sixth extinction. The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, with Director and Oceanic Preservation Society‘s (OPS) Executive Director, Louie Psihoyos, starring in the film.
Debuting the night of April 25 at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary takes you behind the scenes, into places you’d probably never would have seen, with a thrill that surmounts to a James Bond sort of film. This is a eco-thriller that will leave you hanging off your seat, ready to take action and create change.
“There are things going on that are probably not safe to talk about,” said an OPS member in the newly released “6” trailer.
He’s referring to the profiting of endangered animals, and all animals for that matter. OPS has been active in their fight against animal cruelty — and just last December, released a passionate, three-page-long open reply letter in response to SeaWorld ‘s open letter about orca captivity. More recently, OPS was able to help bust a endangered shark slaughterhouse in China.
The filmmakers of “6” are just as tough. They act in covert operations with bottle cams and button hole cameras to showcase the cruelty happening right NOW all over the world.
“We need to have a get-away driver, and I knew one of the best,” said Psihoyos in the trailer, who was able to get a race car driver on board.
He wanted “to create a heist to grab the world’s attention.” And with “6,” no one can ignore the sad fate that will ultimately happen if nothing is to be done.
“We are one step away from greatness — or the greatest disaster of the last 65 million years,” said Psihoyos.
For more information about “6,” check out the film’s Facebook page here.