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Population Boom

Population Boom

Director: Werner Boote

Country: Austria

Year: 2013

Running: 91 min

suitable for: 12+ years

Language: English. Subtitles

The Russian premiere

A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change - the results of overpopulation? Who says that the world’s overpopulated? And who’s one too many? After the box-office success of “Plastic Planet,” in POPULATION BOOM curious documentary filmmaker Werner Boote travels the globe and examines a stubborn view of the world that has existed for decades. But he sees a completely different question: Who or what is driving this catastrophic vision?

Werner Boote´s current documentary "Population Boom" (2013) examines the well-known nightmarish vision of overpopulation. It premiered internationally at the cph:dox filmfestival in Denmark and won the Green Me Award for best "green" documentary in Berlin.
His film "Plastic Planet" (2009) is one of those rare call-to-action documentaries that roused viewers to do something against plastics and accomplished countless changes in legislation, industry and society.
Werner Boote won numerous awards, including the Golden Romy for "Best Documentary Feature".
Born in 1965 in Vienna, he started at the bottom as a best boy. He studied sociology, communications and theatre at the University of Vienna, and film-making at the Vienna Film-Academy. He was assistant director for Robert Dornhelm and Ulrich Seidl for many years.
Since 1993 Werner Boote has been writing and directing films, which initially focused on music and the arts. Some examples include: the music video ‘Anouk – Sacrifice’ (1999) which won the TMF Awards, ‘Andrea Bocelli – Tuscany Skies’ (2000) and ‘Kurt Rydl – The Gladiator’ (2003) which received the Nomination for "Best European TV Documentary" in 2003. In 1996, he made the political documentary "Suedtirol – Alto Adige".

Awards and Festivals:
Austrian Film Award, AT 2014 Best Film Editing nominee
Green Me Award of the Green Festival in Berlin

A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change - the results of overpopulation? Who says that the world’s overpopulated? And who’s one too many? After the box-office success of “Plastic Planet,” in POPULATION BOOM curious documentary filmmaker Werner Boote travels the globe and examines a stubborn view of the world that has existed for decades. But he sees a completely different question: Who or what is driving this catastrophic vision?

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