A film by Werner Boote
90 minutes, documentary, color, 2013
How many people are too many? One thing is certain: 25 years ago we were at 5 billion; today, we’re at 7 billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change – the results of overpopulation?
In Population Boom, Werner Boote (director of Plastic Planet) traverses the globe to examine
the facts and myths about overpopulation. Like a contemporary Socrates with a wry sense
of humor, Boote is not afraid to question the conventional wisdom. Speaking with a range of
people, from scientists to demographic researchers to environmental activists, he comes to
a surprising conclusion.
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"Powerful!" - Tagesspiegel
"An important film." - NDR Kulturjournal