After a mother orca carries her dead calf for 17 days, two filmmakers spring into action, joining Indigenous leaders and scientists making a final attempt to save the last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Moving beyond a traditional wildlife documentary, Coextinction takes audiences deep into the oceans and forests of the Pacific Northwest to witness the complex systems of interconnectedness linking together ecosystem collapse, centuries of injustice against Indigenous peoples, and the frontlines of the world’s most pressing environmental threats. No species goes extinct in isolation.
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2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards: "Our Human Planet"
2021 Vancouver International Film Festival: "Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award"
2021 Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival: "People's Choice"
2021 Montreal Independent Film Festival: "Best Environmental Film"
2022 International Ocean Film Festival "Environment Award"
2022 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival: "Jury Special Mention"
2022 Los Angeles Cinematography Awards: "Best Documentary Film", "Best Original Score", "Best Aerial Cinematography"
2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards: "Original Music Score"
2021 Vancouver International Film Festival: "Best BC Film"
2021 Vancouver International Film Festival: "Best Canadian Documentary"
2022 Canadian Screen Awards: "Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary | Meilleures images dans un long métrage documentaire"
2022 Canadian Screen Music Awards: "Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film"
2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards
2021 Vancouver International Film Festival
2021 Mill Valley Film Festival
2021 Planet In Focus
2021 Friday Harbour Film Festival
2021 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series
2021 Montreal Independent Film Festival
2022 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2022 Academia Film Olomouc
2022 EarthX Film Festival
2022 Seoul International Eco Film Festival
2022 Los Angeles Cinematography Awards