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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

2011
1h
Documentary/News
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Cast

Esraa Bani (Self (Population Action International))Albert Bartlett (Self - Host)Lester Brown (Self (Earth Policy Institute))Martha Campbell (Self (Venture Strategies))

Director

Christophe Fauchere

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Synopsis

Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. The film illustrates both the over consumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it.

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