The world isn’t getting any less crowded these days. That fact is explored in Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s documentary feature
“Misconception,” in which she details not only the growing world
population that threatens the Earth’s resources, but also the impact it will have on humanity. The film world premieres at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, and Indiewire has the exclusive trailer.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
For almost 50 years, the world’s population has grown at an alarming rate, raising fears about strains on the Earth’s resources. But how true are these claims? Taking cues from statistics guru Hans Rosling, Misconception offers a provocative glimpse at how the world—and women in particular— are tackling a subject at once personal and global. Following three individuals, director Jessica Yu focuses on the human implications of this highly charged political issue, inspiring a fresh look at the consequences of population growth.