Jul 19, 2016

Okeanos Film “Racing Extinction” Nominated for Emmy Award!

in category Film, Uncategorized

We’re happy to announce that Okeanos documentary “Racing Extinction,” directed by academy award-winner Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove”), has been nominated by an Emmy – Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

We are deeply honored by this recognition from the Television Academy, and equally proud to see the progress the Racing Extinction movement is making every day.

Here’s what we’ll be toasting to as we celebrate this achievement:

  • Over 1 million students reached in classes in the U.S.
  • U.S. bans commercial trade of African elephant ivory
  • Hawai’i signs the nation’s broadest wildlife trafficking ban into law
  • Washington voters approve a wildlife trafficking initiative, protecting 10 endangered species (by a landslide!)
  • Texas & New Jersey ban shark finning
  • Racing Extinction seen in 196 countries with over 35 million views during the broadcast premiere on Discovery
  • Projection events at the United Nations, Empire State Building, and the Vatican achieve a total 5.3 billion media impressions!

What’s next for the OPS Team? Helping Oregon get a wildlife trafficking measure on the November ballot, supporting the tenacious efforts of Coloradans using the ballot to ban fracking in their backyards, and will soon be unveiling an exciting new campaign partnership to protect species in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The OPS work continues, and we’re grateful to have you with us. Okeanos congratulates everyone involved!