Population Boom

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?

Director(s): Werner Boote
Script: Werner Boote
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger
Music: Karwan Marouf
Actors: Werner Boote, Ban Ki-Moon, Babatunde Osotimehin, Ban Ki-moon, Enrique Mendoza Morales, Hu Hongtao, Xie Zhenming, Wang Wenjun, Aslam Shaikh, Ndirangu Mwaura, Freda Chesakit Enane, Obadias Ndaba, Francis Kamakia, Betsy Hartmann, Farida Akhter
Year: 2013
Duration: 91 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): German, English
Language (subtitles): German
Country of origin: Austria
Shooting Locations: China, Kenya, Japan, Mexico, India, United States, Bangladesh
Screening rights: Autlook Film Sales (Switzerland) | Thimfilm (Austria) | Autlook Film Sales () | mindjazz pictures (Germany)


Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: population
Mentions: population growth food production waste mountains planet
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth


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