Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is considered controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India will soon overtake China as the most populous nation in the world, but in Kerala, a state in southern India, has found the solution: Kerala educates its women. Find out more about the history of Kerala and “the Kerala Model,” which is effectively an example of achieving population control in developing countries without coercion. The documentary focuses on issues such as women’s education, women’s rights and status in society, women’s health, population growth, global poverty and global food shortage, economic growth and environmental stability. Interviewees include Professor Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, William Ryerson of the Population Institute, Brinda Karat, a politician and Vice-President of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, as well as many young women from Kerala talking about their lives. Take a look at the movie’s trailer.
If You Go:
When: Saturday, August 13 from 1:30pm to 3pm
Where: Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA. 94965
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