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WOMEN ARE THE ANSWER
Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is considered controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India will soon overtake China as the most populous nation in the world, but one state in southern India has found the solution: Kerala educates its women. The unique history of Kerala and ‘the Kerala Model’ is outlined, using it as an example of achieving population control in developing countries without coercion.

Links are highlighted within the documentary between issues such as women’s education, women’s rights and status in society, women’s health, population growth, global poverty and global food shortage, economic growth and environmental stability.
INTERVIEWEES
include Prof. Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, William Ryerson of the Population Institute, Brinda Karat, a politician and Vice-President of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, as well as many young women from Kerala talking about their lives.
CREW
Director/Producer - FIONA COCHRANE
Cinematographer / Editor - ZBIGNIEW FRIEDRICH
Writer FIONA COCHRANE based on an original idea by SANTHANA NAIDU

DISTRIBUTION
AWARDS
Gold World Medal: Social Issues at 2016 New York Festivals Film & TV Awards;
Gold Award winner: Social Issues at 2015 World Documentary Awards (Indonesia);
Gold Award winner: International Documentary at 2016 World Film Awards (Indonesia);
Gold Award winner: Documentary Feature at 2016 International Movie Awards (Indonesia);
Gold Award winner: Documentary Feature at 2015 International Independent Film Awards (USA);
Golden Palm Award winner: Documentary Feature at 2016 Mexico International Film Festival;
Winner: Documentary Feature at 2016 Blowup Film Fest/ Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival;
Winner: Documentary Feature at 2016 Indie Gathering (USA);
Platinum Award winner at 2016 International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues
& Zero Discrimination (Indonesia);
Golden World Award at 2016 World Film Awards (Indonesia);
Gold Award winner at 2016 World Human Rights Awards (Indonesia);
Gold Award winner at 2016 World Humanitarian Awards (Indonesia);
Award of Distinction at 2015 Humanitarian Awards for IndieFEST Film Awards (USA);
Award of Distinction at 2015 Humanitarian Awards for Global Film Awards (USA);
Award of Outstanding Excellence at 2016 Docs Without Borders Film Festival (USA);
Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature at 2016 Impact DOCS Awards (USA);
Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature at 2015 Accolade Global Film Comp. (USA);
Award of Excellence: Women Filmmakers at 2015 IndieFEST Film Awards (USA);
Award of Excellence at 2015 Depth of Field International Film Festival (USA);
Certificate of Excellence at 2016 Indian Cine Film Festival;
Critics Award for Documentary Film at 2016 NEZ International Film Festival (India);
Education Award at 2016 Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival (USA);
Silver Lei winner at 2016 Honolulu Film Awards (Hawaii);
3rd Place: Feature Documentary at 2016 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)
Rising Star Award winner for 2016 Canada International Film Festival
Best Documentary Film (August edition)- 2016 Lake View International Film Festival (India)
International Award of Excellence at 2016 International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration
and Equality (Indonesia);
International Award of Merit at 2016 International Film Festival for Environment, Health & Culture (Indonesia);
International Award of Recognition at 2016 Documentary & Short International Movie Awards;
Award of Recognition at 2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards;
Honourable Mention at SaMo Indie 2016 (USA);
Semi-finalist at 2016 Polish International Film Festival;
Quarter finalist at 2016 NEXTV Indie Film competition (USA)
Best Documentary nomination at 2016 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Best Director nomination at 2016 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Best Editing nomination at 2016 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)
OTHER SCREENINGS:
Official Selection at 2015 China Women’s Film Festival
Official Selection at 2016 Las Cruces International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 New York City Independent Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Colortape International Film Festival (Aus)
Official Selection at 2016 Garden City International Film Festival (India)
Official Selection at 2016 Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (India)
Official Selection at 2016 Zanzibar International Film Festival
Official Selection at 2016 Women Deliver Arts & Cinema Corner (Denmark)
Official Selection at 2016 Tiburon International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Ischia Film Festival (Italy)
Official Selection at The Workers Unite Film Festival 2016, New York
Official Selection at 2016 Norwich Radical Film Festival (UK)
Official Selection at 2016 Docutah International Doc Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Louisville’s International Festival of Film (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin
Official Selection at 2016 Cinema Verde St Augustine Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Kingston International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Brasov International Film Festival & Market (Romania)
Official Selection at 2016 UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival, New York
Official Selection at 2016-17 Sunrise Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Barcelona Planet Film Festival (Spain)
Official Selection at 2016 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Orlando Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Awareness Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Global Peace Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Global Revolution Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 I Imagine Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Eugene International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Cutting Edge Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Erie International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2016 Greenmotions Filmfestival (Germany)
Official Selection at 2016 United Nations Association Film Festival (USA)
Official Selections at 2017 Women’s Director International Film Festival (India)
Official Selection at 2017 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2017 Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival (Ireland)
Official Selection at 2017 SA ECO Film Festival (South Africa)
Official Selection at 2017 SA CPH (Copenhagen) Film Festival
Official Selections at 2017 Sustainability & Conscience Film Festival (Brazil)
 
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