Tiroir A Films

MOTHER, caring for 7 billion

Over the past 200 years humanity has increased 7 fold and yet talking about population growth has become a taboo. Has society gone too far by silencing the conversation? Mother: Caring for 7 Billion is a groundbreaking film that asks the right questions and doesn’t shy away from the controversy. 
It exposes what it means to live in a world of 7 billion and how our growing numbers affect not only our own future, but also life, as we know it, on this planet. 

In the film, we meet Beth and Zinet. Beth, a children rights advocate, comes from a large Catholic American family of 12. Zinet is a young Ethiopian woman who comes from a family of 14. When they meet Beth is transformed by Zinet’s courage to break free from the thousand-year-old-cultural barriers by refusing to get married young and by attending school.

Mother explores how population growth intersects with gender equity, religion, reproductive health, economic inequality and the environment. The film puts storytelling at the heart of the solutions to face today's polycrisis. It is fundamentally a film of hope and shows the strength of the human spirit to make a better world.

How to watch the film


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Notes from the team

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Tiroir à Films Productions Team