Mother: caring for 7 billion [videorecording DVD]

From Ellen Druda
Title:  Mother [videorecording DVD] : caring for 7 billion
Our mother, Mother Earth, is at a critical point.  On October 31, 2011 the world population will reach 7 billion.  Over-population, fueled by advances in science, food production and health care, and encouraged by religious beliefs and an unquenchable desire for economic growth, is overwhelming our natural resources.  The dire facts are presented in the first part of the film in a fast-paced montage that features expert interviews and historical film footage, bringing us quickly up-to-date on the issue and the need for action.   The film then changes tempo and we find ourselves along a personal journey with child-rights activist Beth, who travels to Ethiopia searching for a way to make a difference.  She discovers that empowering women; the daughters, wives, and of course mothers with education, choices about birth control, and a voice in the way the world works, may be the answer to slowing our frantic race to a troublesome future.  The film focuses on over-population, but also addresses the very complex problems that have led us to our crowded world.