Monday, 26 October 2015

As the Zombie Population Rises

Population Matters (previously known as the Optmum Population Trust) have launched a three-minute video about overpopulation for Halloween. The humorous, faux-documentary style provides a number of key statistics and includes references to population dynamics, biodiversity loss, climate change and water, energy and housing constraints.

Simon Ross, chief executive of Population Matters, said, “We believe that zombies are a perfect metaphor for humanity’s blind growth in numbers and heedless exploitation of resources. The film is set in London but references global population growth and could be set anywhere. It is our first foray into filmmaking for young people, who are a key audience for our message of the benefits of small families. We hope that it will be well received and are planning to produce more short films in the near future.”

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