"eXtinction is an important film that everyone should see. Clayton Haskell artfully captures the beauty of planet earth, while Summer Rayne Oakes reminds us of the vital role we all have in keeping it that way."
- HARVEY WEINSTEIN, Co-chair of The Weinstein Company, Co-founder of Miramax Films
“eXtinction is an elegy, a poem, a cry from the heart from an inspired artist and devoted sister of the natural world. Summer Rayne Oakes asks that we remember and pay attention.
In the time of her great great grandmother flocks of passenger pigeons eclipsed the sun, and buffalo outnumbered people in North America. Salmon colored the western seas, and cod on the Grand Banks were so numerous that ships with a full head of sail struggled against the sheer density of fish in the water.
This exquisite film reminds us not only of what has been lost, but what is still about to be lost. How will you feel when you hear the news that the last lion in the wild has died, that the last elephant has been shot, that the blue whales are no longer? This does not have to happen. There is another possibility.
We can and must choose the option of life, and the beauty and passion of this film helps chart the way forward.
- WADE DAVIS, Anthropologist & Author, The Serpent & The Rainbow; The Wayfinders
“Summer Rayne Oakes has produced a stunning short that everyone should see. It is powerful, graphic, and striking, with a lucid and important message we all need to hear.”
- CHRIS PALMER, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University; Author, Shooting in the Wild