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8 Billion Angels explores the impact of overpopulation on marine, animal and human life. Always present but rarely named, overpopulation impacts us all, from the loss of green space to urban sprawl, from gridlocked traffic to beaches strewn with plastic or closed due to water pollution. Combining powerful stories with immersive photography, 8 Billion Angels makes overpopulation understandable and personal by focusing as much on human emotions as scientific facts.

How? The film tells the stories of individuals around the world impacted by overpopulation, giving faces and voices to an issue that is often relegated to the shadows of our personal, political and international discourse. We learn what trying to find clean water is like in the densest cities in India; how overdevelopment of our land has impacted the oyster industry in Maine; and in what ways our mass agricultural machine has fueled an ever expanding population at the expense of the natural resources upon which it depends.

Finally, the film delivers a message of beauty and hope about solving a complex problem of global proportions.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
  • Director
    Victor Velle
  • Producer
    Katya Alexander, Douglas Emerson
  • Executive Producer
    Terry Spahr
  • Cast
    Jason Hall-Spencer, Katsuo Inaba, Vimlendu Jha, Bill Mai
  • Cinematographer
    Jake L. Mitchell
  • Editor
    Darianna Cardilli
  • Composer
    Armand Amar