Finding Balance – Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar

Poverty and rapid population growth have driven the destruction of almost 90 percent of Madagascar’s rainforest, home to thousands of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. This award-winning documentary journeys to the edge of a rapidly disappearing world, where population growth continues to fuel the cycle of poverty and deforestation. Rare interviews with local women reveal their desire to have fewer children and underscore the critical need for family planning services in remote areas. This short documentary brings the links between population growth and environmental destruction into sharp focus—and explores what one innovative local organization is doing about it.

 

 

English, Malagasy and French with English Subtitles
Produced by Population Action International, Written and Directed by Daniele Anastasion

Notable Recognitions Received:

  • Selected to screen at the 2005 Boston International Film Festival—June 22-26, 2005
  • Screened at the Woodrow Wilson Center in May 2005—D.C. Premiere
  • Received Honorable Mention at 2005 Media That Matters Film Festival
  • 2004 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand—International Preview