Population Action International to premiere award-winning film in Washington, D.C. on May 31


Finding balance: Forests and family planning in Madagascar documents innovative approach to conservation

With 90 percent of its forests already destroyed, the need for balance in Madagascar's fragile ecosystem is great. Population Action International's (PAI) award-winning film, Finding Balance: Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar, draws attention to the impact of rapid population growth on the country's rural villages and emphasizes the vital links between population pressures, reproductive health needs, and environmental sustainability.

This 9-minute documentary-filmed entirely in Madagascar-explores the work of Voahary Salama, an innovative local organization that works to reduce pressure on the environment while improving the health of the country's population, and features rare interviews with local women who reveal their desire to have smaller families.

View an excerpt of Finding Balance: Forest and Family Planning in Madagascar on the Web at www.populationaction.org


  • 2005 D.C. Premiere Event (Woodrow Wilson Center) - May 31, 2005
  • 2005 Boston International Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts) - June 22-26, 2005

  • Received Honorable Mention at 2005 Media That Matters Film Festival
  • 2004 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand-International Preview
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