Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Reception following the film in lounge
Free food + Beer (must be 21+ for the beer)
(Free) tickets available an hour before the start time
Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. It is a critical time to talk about this subject because for the first time, in 2011, the world’s population will be seven billion people.
Population was once at the top of the international agenda, dominating the first Earth Day and the subject of best-selling books like “The Population Bomb”. 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. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.
Co sponsored by Population Connection.