Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.
MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION
by Christophe Fauchere
This film brings to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises — population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago. This film is an environmental documentary that looks at the implications of our Earth’s increasing population and the effect it has on our planet socially and environmentally. Compounded with our ravenous appetite for natural resources, population growth is putting an unprecedented burden on the life system we all depend on, as we refuse to face the fact that more people equals more problems. Overpopulation is a symptom of an even larger problem — a domination system that for most of human history has glorified the domination of man over nature, man over child, and man over woman. This film demonstrates that we must break this pattern and change our conquering mindset into a nurturing one. And the first step is to raise the status of women worldwide. Through interviews with experts in the field of environmentalism, social science, economics, human rights, and the main character, who is a mother and activist herself, the film strives not to blame but to educate and to highlight a different path for humanity. This is a gentle treatment of a brutal issue that urges humanity to work together to bring about a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Saturday Sep 1st, 2012 7:52 PM