The Sixth Mass Extinction

The Sixth Mass Extinction

Country, year:
South Korea, 2021
Documentary, Science - Knowledge
Lee Jeong-joon, Vanchai Tantivitayapitak, Choi Pyeong-soon
5 x 50'
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“Some of the changes set in motion are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years”

Those are the words from the Sixth Assessment Report of the 2021 UN IPCC by scientists summing up the impact of various human activities on Earth. Humanity had not taken heed of the extended warnings from scientific circles, and other species on Earth are now in the process of extermination, with humanity even battling nature for survival.

There had been five mass extinctions throughout Earth’s 4.6 billion-year history, and the “sixth mass extinction” is in progress now, with its instigator being humanity and not asteroid collisions or glacial epochs and such like that of the past five. This 5-part documentary visits the sites most representative of the crisis and records the ongoing conflicts between humanity and wild animals, while exposing the reality of mass extinction from the macroscopic perspective of the Anthropocene. Furthermore, it presents a warning on how humanity may also become an endangered species if such forms of destruction were to continue.


1. Prelude to Disaster, 0:47:21
2. Spring of Silence, 0:46:15
3. Carbon Planet, 0:45:27
4. Disappearing Borders, 0:46:50
5. Humanity_the_endangered species, 0:46:42