Call of Life examines the collective and individual responses that will be needed to mitigate the impacts of the mass extinction and makes clear the critical choices we have before us.
We face the potential of the natural world devastated beyond recognition, with the loss of human life in the billions. Yet, we still have time to avert the worst of the crisis and save much of the biosphere, if we act now.
The first step to is to create broad public awareness of the problem—its magnitude and its implications. Only then can our whole society begin to recognize the systemic changes that will be required.
The solution is clear: in order to save our planet and secure a future for our own species and all species, we need a new worldview. We must recognize that technology alone cannot save us.
We must realize that business-as-usual is no longer an option.
Instead, we need to create fundamental change in our culture, our minds, and our hearts. Unique among all human generations, those of us alive today have been given a great opportunity: one last chance to preserve the vitality and magnificence of the living planet that brought us into being, and is our only home.
About the Filmmakers
Call of Life was produced by Species Alliance and directed by David Ulansey. Find out more about the film at calloflife.com.
“If current trends continue, scientists warn that half or more of all plant and animal species on Earth will become extinct within the next few decades. Entirely caused by human activities, this contemporary mass extinction is disrupting and destroying the complex, interconnected biological systems that support life on earth.” – Video Project
“Highly recommended. This understated but alarming documentary explores the causes and likely impact of the mass extinction that is occurring all over the world. Well-produced, informative, compelling and disturbing.” – Video Librarian
“Highly recommended. A beautiful and informative film that is also a call to action. Call of Life features in-depth analysis with thought-provoking interviews of articulate scientists, environmentalists, and visionaries. It is a powerful and compelling message…as an expert notes in the film, humanity has never been faced with a challenge on such a global scale. Call of Life is highly recommended for essentially all audiences and would be a welcome addition to collections in most high school libraries, public libraries, and undergraduate academic libraries.” – Educational Media Reviews Online
“Call of Life is an urgent message about the current mass extinction and loss of biodiversity. Ends on a positive note, even suggesting some specific effect things we might do and how they might actually improve our own lives in the short term.” – Anthropology Review Database
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