Population Boom

by Werner Boote 2013 93'

By current estimates, the world's population stands at 7 billion. As with all huge crowds, this could create problems with catastrophic consequences for the entire planet, from the the depletion of natural resources, to the management of toxic waste, and climate change. Or so think scientists who are sounding the alarm that overpopulation is the major threat to human survival. Fact or myth? Werner Boote tries to answer this question on his travels across the globe, from the slums of Kenya to Dhaka, Bangladesh, the world's most populous region, to New York City.


Werner Boote

Film submission

24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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