It’s a familiar horror scenario: seven billion global citizens. Declining resources, poisonous mountains of trash, hunger and climate change – consequences of human overpopulation? What is the truth behind this claim of overstrain, and where did the notion originate from? Which part of our population counts as “too many”? Following the acclaimed success of Plastic Planet, Werner Boote’s latest documentary Population Boom delivers a captivating exploration of this rarely challenged conception. On his journey across the globe, filmmaker Boote instead investigates an entirely different issue: who is the orchestrator of the catastrophe scenario?