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Learn About The Race Against Extinction In Peekskill

“Racing Extinction” by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos is being shown on Thursday.
“Racing Extinction” by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos is being shown on Thursday. Photo Credit: Louie Psihoyos/Facebook

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Learn about the hidden world of extinction on Thursday at the Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill.

The film “Racing Extinction” by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove") utilized state-of-the-art equipment to expose never-before-seen images.

The documentary draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species, according to the filmmaker.

A discussion will follow the film, led by Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay.

The movie starts at 7 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. This is the second in a series of environmental films at the Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill at Westchester Community College.

The monthly films focus on aspects of the environment and are sponsored by a group of Peekskill citizens committed to engaging the public about issues affecting the environment and the community.

“This series of documentaries represent an opportunity to learn about topics that affect our community and talk about what we can do in Peekskill. I encourage you to invite your friends to join us downtown," said Kay Barthelmes, vice-chairperson of the city’s Conservation Advisory Council and recent recipient of the Chester Smith Award.

The Westchester Community College Digital Arts Center is located at 27 N. Division St., Peekskill.

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