14 May '11, 3pm

I hear my mother calling: A new documentary on women and population [VIDEO] via @grist

This is not your father's population documentary. The new film "Mother: Caring Our Way Out of the Population Dilemma " takes a feminist/humanist view as it explores the issue of our exploding numbers. It's now showing at a handful of film festivals and events . Here's the trailer: The film features a number of the usual eco-suspects -- Paul Ehrlich , Lester Brown -- but also some unexpected voices -- author and social scientist Riane Eisler , childfree advocate Laura S. Scott -- plus everyday folk in the U.S. and Ethiopia. The central figure is an American woman, Beth Osnes, who comes from a family of 10 kids and, through the course of the movie, comes to recognize her own role in the population crisis. Says Osnes toward the end of the film: I realize that it starts with people like me and [my husband] JP just sitting down together at the beginning of our families and sayi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/population/2011-05-14-i-hear-my-moth...

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