8 Billion Angels
Director: Victor Velle Run Time: 76 min. Rating: NR
Starring: Bill Mai, Jason Hall-Spencer, Katsuo Inaba, Vimlendu Jha
Country: United States
Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Abramorama.
About the film:
A new feature-length documentary exploring mankind’s relentless growth and pursuit to harness and exploit the earth’s resources. The film examines the evidence pointing towards a controversial and often overlooked question: are there too many people on Planet Earth? If humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them, how do we achieve lasting sustainability and a better quality of life for all of Earth’s inhabitants?
About the filmmakers:
After studying Visual Media Arts at Emerson College, Director Victor Velle co-founded Los Angeles-based production company Colorless Queen Studios with classmate Katya Alexander. Their projects include the short documentaries Nomad on modern ocean spearfishing and FOUR about an orphanage in Zambia. Traveling the world, Velle has worked on commercials, music videos, narratives and documentaries on five continents.
Terry Spahr left the corporate world to research, write and produce 8 Billion Angels. An environmental activist, Spahr is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a non-profit raising awareness to make ecological limits central to all decision-making. Post-production for the film was funded in part via a successful Kickstarter campaign.See all virtual titles