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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Progressive Film Series: May 8, 2014

Call Of Life:  Facing The Mass Extinction

Thursday, May 8th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr, Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 Film & Discussion
Runtime:  60 Minutes
Suitable For All Ages

All over the world species are becoming extinct at an astonishing rate, from 1000 to 10,000 times faster than normal. The loss of biodiversity has become so severe that scientists are calling it a mass extinction.

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.

Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before.

Call of Life is the best conservation film I’ve seen and the best film on the great crisis of life. Thank you for making this film.”
     — Dave Foreman, Conservationist & Author
          Director, Rewilding Institute

"Species around the world are disappearing faster than ever before due to our addiction to fossil fuel and other human activities. Call of Life helps us understand this horrible consequence of our actions or lack thereof—a painful but necessary understanding. Everyone needs to see this film."
     — Terry Root, Ph.D., Biologist
          Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
          Department of Biology, Stanford University

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