UK Premier | Film Screening + Discussion
9th February 2023, 6-8.30pm
Cinema Room. Richard Hoggart Building.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Free. All Welcome.
Please register here. (Registration required due to limited capacity).
In an emotional action-packed journey, COEXTINCTION follows filmmakers Gloria Pancrazi and Elena Jean as they expose what it will take to save the last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Ultimately, their findings reveal how the orcas’ endangerment is fundamentally tied to the collapse of wild salmon populations and centuries of injustice against Indigenous peoples. It’s a story about coextinction.
COEXTINCTION unearths devastating faults in corrupt, oppressive systems at the root of the extinction crisis, follows a young orcas’ fight for survival, and reveals the true nature of our interconnectedness, where social and environmental justice intersect. It’s a global film with broad relevance, which amplifies Indigenous visions for change, and inspires bold action to save the orca and our collective future.
Elena Jean (Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Editor) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker based out of Tofino, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. She has filmed endangered species around the world with world-renowned organizations like Sea Legacy and Milkywire. Her passion is to tell stories about hope, ingenuity, wild beauty, and to show the interconnected patterns of extinction.
Gloria Pancrazi (Director, Producer, Executive Producer) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. She has worked on environmental and Indigenous justice documentaries like The Country and Impossible to Contain. After witnessing first-hand the impending extinction of the Southern Resident orcas, she decided to take the matter into her own hands and create Coextinction, a documentary that would educate and inspire people worldwide to take action.
This event has been organised by Ella Papenfus (student MA Ecology, Culture & Society) with the support of Martin Savransky (convenor MA Ecology, Culture & Society and Unit of Play director).