10 Years Left: We Speak to Louie Psihoyos About OPS, the Cove, Racing Extinction, the Game Changers and More
We were lucky enough to have a lot of Louie’s time and we decided to split the interview in two parts. If this is the first time on our page, please go to episode 24 and listen to the first part and the incredible work that Louie and OPS are doing.
A little info about Louie and the Oceanic Preservation Society:
Louie Psihoyos is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS). He is recognized as one of the top still photographers in the world, having created iconic images for National Geographic for 18 years, and hundreds of covers for other magazines. Believing that film can be the most powerful weapon in the world, Louie founded OPS with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jim Clark in 2005.
An ardent diver and dive photographer, Psihoyos’ mission is to show the world the decline of the oceans–our planet’s most crucial resource. Circling the globe dozens of times on photographic missions, he collects the imagery and stories underlying the compelling issues that challenge and threaten the natural world while connecting with environmentalists who are working to save the planet.
Psihoyos’ first documentary film, The Cove, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film of 2009 and over 75 other awards around the world. An annual dolphin hunt in a secret cove in Taiji, Japan suggests a microcosm of a larger picture: man’s disregard for the planet. The film garnered immense critical praise and has been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.
Links and Info:
Oceanic Preservation Society https://www.opsociety.org/
The Cove https://www.opsociety.org/our-work/films/the-cove/
Racing Extinction http://racingextinction.com/
The Game Changers https://gamechangersmovie.com/
FUNDRAISER Link: https://ops.funraise.org/fundraiser/anca-barrett?fundraiserPrompt=2067633
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