Image courtesy Summer Rayne Oakes
eXtinction, the arresting five-minute-long film featuring eco model Summer Rayne Oakes and directed by Clayton Haskell, has made the film festival rounds, and is now available for all to see, in full, online (please be aware that due to some artful nudity, it is probably NSFW). The trailer below gives a peek, but it is well worth taking a few minutes to watch this phenomenal paean to the natural world that supports all life on Earth (which we often seem to forget).
Summer Rayne Oakes: The film humanizes loss. It gives the viewer a way to contextualize the speed of ecosystem degradation by giving us a chilling reminder of our own mortality. It is my hope that the film will touch the viewer's soul by highlighting that which is most vulnerable.
It is the combination of striking moving images, timeless music, and a powerful message that gives the viewer of this film a spiritual experience. It is meant to be concise and direct; It neither indulges in excessive pedantry nor proselytizes an environmental ideology. It simply reveals the beauty of our natural world and what we stand to lose within a lifetime.
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