Directors: Gloria Pancrazi and Elena Jean
Meet the Director:
Gloria Pancrazi and Elena Jean are two female wildlife conservationists, activists and filmmakers that have spent hundreds of hours monitoring the endangered Southern Resident orcas. Following the tragic orca deaths of 2018 they felt called to action on a mission to expose what it would take to save the last remaining 74 orcas from extinction. Their films work to create meaningful change by contextualizing interconnectedness, amplifying Indigenous voices and pushing for bold and direct action.
Cast & Crew
After a mother orca carries her dead calf for 17 days, two filmmakers spring into action, joining Indigenous leaders and scientists in a final attempt to save the last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Coextinction takes audiences deep into the oceans and forests of the Pacific Northwest to witness the complex interconnectedness of ecosystem collapse, centuries of injustice against Indigenous peoples and the frontlines of the world’s most pressing environmental threats