You have never seen anything like this... the race to stop the sixth mass extinction event just went large
The United Nations Department of Public Information, Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), founded by photographer and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE), Obscura Digital, a creative technology studio that has staged multi-sensory media experiences all over the globe, and Fisher Stevens, Academy Award-winning Producer of THE COVE, lit up the United Nations headquarters in a revolutionary call to action for citizens of the world to demand action from their leaders to protect the world’s ecosystems.
The musical score was written by Academy Award-nominated composer J. Ralph.
Louie Psihoyos, founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society stated,
“Scientists predict we will lose half of all our species on the planet by the end of this century. We wanted to create a spectacular program that would showcase how fast we’re losing species and why their numbers are declining. We hope illUmiNations will bring well-needed attention to the plight of these animals and our role in their decline.”
"Our generation must illuminate and take action around truth for the sake of future generations. It is imperative that we at a personal level and we at a governmental level stand and change together. Obscura is proud to humbly present a beacon of projected light onto the United Nations,”
said Travis Threlkel, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Obscura Digital.
The visual showcase created by OPS, Obscura and Insurgent Media, was sponsored by TheDodo.com and the Lerer Family Foundation, and produced in conjunction with Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea, Vulcan Productions and Millennium Art.