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Extinction: Going, Going, Gone

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Impressive, fact-filled show about vanishing wildlife.

TV Max Educational 2021
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Acutely aware of the need to relay facts, this documentary show adds beautiful and haunting visuals to make a point. In Extinction: Going, Going, Gone, the state of the planet is on display in all its glory. There are colorful birds and monkeys twittering in the rain forest, and giraffes munching leaves in the savannah. In contrast to the upbeat images are shots of fish being poisoned by acid rain, dead elephants lying next to a grieving baby elephant, or forests being razed by fire that are, well, depressing.

The narration comes off as compassionate, inspiring viewers to do their part to reverse the course of destruction. Kids will feel inspired, if a little intimidated by the facts here. Adults will feel like this educational documentary is a wake-up call. Beautifully crafted, and powerfully told, this documentary will open eyes to the precious life being lost every day.

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