Liverpool Radical Film Network will be screening the Oscar winning director Louie Psilhoyos’ film, Racing Extinction, followed by a discussion with Dr Clare Parkinson and Dr Richard Twine, Co-Directors of the Centre for Human Animal Studies at Edge Hill University. In the era of Trumpism, where data on climate change is increasingly subject to censorship, the film follows a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. The discussion that follows will look at issues around the sixth mass extinction crisis, the anthropocene, and the role of film in combatting the censorship of climate data.
Dr Claire Parkinson is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media and Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS). Her research interests focus on media, film and Animal Studies; sustainable consumption; eco-media; American cinema; activism; and, film and politics.
Dr Richard Twine is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies at Edge Hill University. His research interests include gender studies, human/animal relations and environmental Sociology.
Anthony Killick is a PhD researcher at Edge Hill University, a filmmaker, and member of the Radical Film Network.