After our customary summer break we are kicking off again on 14th September with a new film called ‘Mother: Caring for 7 Billion’, which is about population growth.
Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people to the planet. 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.
The film follows Beth, a mother and a children’s rights activist as she explores the complexities of the population issue. The film strives not to blame but to educate, to highlight a different path for humanity. Overpopulation is merely a symptom of an even larger problem – a system of domination that for most of human history has glorified the power of man over nature, man over woman and man over child. To break this pattern, the film demonstrates that we must change our conquering mindset into a nurturing one, and that the first step is to raise the status of women worldwide.
As usual the showing takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Start time is 7.30pm and run time 69 minutes. Entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs.