07 October 2013
Vienna, Austria

Horror scenario population boom?

Wolfgang Lutz was interviewed for a new documentary directed by Werner Boote

Are shrinking resources, poisonous trash mountains, famine and climate change all results of overpopulation? How has the world population of 7 Billion become a horror scenario and who is behind this popular allegation? Who exactly is too much?

After „Plastic Planet”, "Population Boom" is the second documentary directed by Werner Boote. In order to find out who and what drives this worst case scenario, the film includes an interview with World Population Program leader Wolfgang Lutz on a Finnish island. Based on the critical questions raised, the documentary "will certainly stimulate discussions" so Lutz.

On 17 September the premiere took place in the Gartenbaukino in Vienna, followed by a discussion including Werner Boote and Wolfgang Lutz. 

POPULATION BOOM is shown in Austrian cinemas since 20 September 2013.

The next public viewing and discussion will take place on 7 October at the Gartenbaukino in Vienna, presented by the Austrian newspaper Der Standard 

(more information)

There will further be a public viewing on 16 October as part of the discussion series “Open Minds” in the Learning Center at the new Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

The admission to both upcoming viewings and the subsequent discussions is free.

For more information please visit the population boom website

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Last edited: 30 September 2013


Wolfgang Lutz

Interim Deputy Director General for Science Directorate - DDG for Science Department

Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program

Senior Program Advisor Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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