This brief, experimental film about overpopulation offers a dramatic, kaleidoscopic view of crowded sidewalks, pools, subways, schools, and parks. Highways are clogged with cars and buses. Malnourished children in developing nations are shown.Toward the end of the film, dozens of babies squirm on tables and a conveyor belt. The soundtrack consists chiefly of music and some voiceover combined with comments from "'the man in the street" offering viewpoints on population problems. The film offers no solutions, but may be useful to provoke discussion about population problems and the need for birth control programs. Director Hilary Harris was a pioneer of time-lapse photography. The film won a Golden Gate Award for best fiction at the San Francisco Film Festival in 1964
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Black and white
Associate producer, Giancarlo Lui.
Gift; Media/Materials Clearinghouse, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; 20011203; Acc# 2002-14.