Most of us perceive that world population is still growing at an alarming rate, putting an increasing strain on the Earth’s resources. But are claims of a population explosion truth or scaremongering? Taking cues from the groundbreaking insights of statistics guru Hans Rosling, Misconception offers a fascinating glimpse at how the world is tackling population shifts. Following three distinct stories, Oscar®-winning director Jessica Yu grapples with the way in which population trends impact people’s lives in unexpected ways. Misconception delves into highly charged political issues on a human level.
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Festivals: Tribeca, IDFA, AFI Docs
“Jessica Yu brings considerable style and verve to her examination of the issue of the world population explosion” - Christopher Bourne, Twitch