The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County’s monthly Film Forum will screen "Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction" (2010, USA) Wednesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. All are welcome.

This moving documentary, introduced by Peter Coyote, investigates the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. Featuring leading biologists, ecologists, social scientists and others, the film explores the causes and predicted global impact of a mass extinction occurring on a scale not seen since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

"Call of Life" tells the story not only of a crisis in nature, but also in human nature — how deep-seated behavioral patterns have allowed this crisis to develop, continue to reinforce it and even determine our response to it. Finally, the film examines the collective and individual choices we have before us; and how the decisions we make, or fail to make, will affect the habitability of the Earth for millions of years to come.

The screening is free; contributions are gratefully accepted.  For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or