Escape from Extinction

Director: Matthew R. Brady Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Helen Mirren

About the film:

Official Selection of San Diego International Film Festival. Powerfully narrated by Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren.

American Humane recently traveled the world documenting the critical efforts of certified and accredited zoos and aquariums to preserve millions of species threatened with mass extinction from poaching, trafficking and habitat destruction. The film features rare footage of endangered animals as well as interviews with animal welfare specialists and scientists on conservation, rescue breeding, and environmental awareness, highlighting how individuals can be part of the solution.

About the filmmakers:

Feature directorial debut for Matthew R. Brady, who produced the film in partnership with American Humane, the country’s first national organisation committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals. Founded in 1877, American Humane has a long history of working in association with the film and TV industry to improve the care and safety of animals during productions. Escape from Extinction is the organization’s first feature length documentary film.

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