Thanks to Joyce Johnson of Tiroir A Films for this announcement.
New Award-Winning Population Film Available for Grassroots Screenings to Go With the 7 Billion Historic Milestone This Fall
July 12th, 2011 Denver, Colorado – On October 31st the UN will announce the 7 billionth person born on planet Earth. The award winning film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion is now available for grassroots screening events that surround this historic milestone this fall/winter. This comprehensive film would be a perfect lead in for panel discussions and workshops surrounding this important event. A discussion and screening guide is available with the film. Classrooms around the country as well as the press and television networks around the world are already preparing for this important event. National Geographic Magazine is devoting an article to population in each issue in 2011. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion recently won at the Boulder International Film Festival and a packed house gave the film a standing ovation for its uplifting solutions to such a complex problem.
Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises – population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. Mother illustrates both the overconsumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it.
Quotes about Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
“Mother is a loving, thoughtful, visually striking treatment of one of our biggest questions, both personal and planetary. It hooks you, holds you — and leaves you genuinely hoping.”
Alan Weisman, Author, The World Without Us
“‘Mother: Caring for 7 Billion’ is a courageous effort to awaken us to the population crisis slowly suffocating Mother Earth and the individual, very personal motherhood crises facing millions of women and hundreds of societies in which girls, families, babies, and nations deal unsuccessfully with overcrowding, deprivation, birth-related illnesses and death. Mother’s thesis is that education, healthcare, and respect for women and girls can rescue the planet and individual females from the indefensible burden of childhood pregnancy, endemic poverty, and stunning rates of maternal mortality.”
Ellen V. Moore, Amnesty International USA Board Of Directors
“I thought the film was outstanding. It addressed the problems of overpopulation in terms that were plain, human and understandable.”
Dr. Albert Barlett, Author of Arithmetic, Population, and Energy
“Hosting Mother at CU was a thrill and an honor. We had participants ranging from ages 11-81; bringing youth and their parents, university students and faculty, and members of the broader Boulder community together to view the film, hear from its creators, and have a focused and enlightening discussion on the population dilemma in our world today. I would highly recommend hosting a Mother event at your school, church, or living room – it brings on laughter, tears, and, most of all, thought and awareness!”
Colleen Scanlan Lyons, screening organizer, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance, University of Colorado at Boulder
“We premiered the movie “Mother” last night at the Peach Clubhouse. It is as good as I thought it would be. The treatment is straightforward, I had three films on this subject that I won’t show because of overt or sneaky special-interest propaganda, and that is not a problem with this film.”
Lynne Lamoreux, screening organizer, Peachtree Clubhouse, Texas
“Incredible film…I was touched beyond words. What a powerful film and hope to see it in more theatres on this planet. I’ve always known that this is an important issue and instinctually feel that this issue should be broadcast louder!! Educate the uniformed and schools in the country! Time to Wake Up and do something!”
Cheryl Serpanchy, viewer, Vancouver 2011 Projecting Change film festival
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A trailer and information on public performances is available at Mother’s website www.motherthefilm.com
The download of the film will be available on or before July 12th. The home use DVD should be available on August 1st. The Academic version should also be available on August 1st.
Tiroir A Films Productions, LLC
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