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Population Boom

Star rating: 4 of 6
2013 | 91 min | Recommended min. age: 14 y

What was once a nightmarish prediction for the future, is now our reality: The Earth’s population reached seven billion people. Are dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change the byproducts of overpopulation? Who says that the world is overpopulated? And who is one too many?

After the box-office success of “Plastic Planet,” in “Population Boom” documentary filmmaker Werner Boote travels the globe and examines a stubborn view of the world that has existed for decades. But he sees a completely different question: Who or what is driving this catastrophic vision?

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