New Documentary: Demographic Winter

The theme of World Congress of Families IV in Warsaw 2007 has been made into a documentary movie. World Congress of Families was actively involved and was the inspiration for a new documentary movie, “Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family,” scheduled to be released in early February. The documentary produced by our friends at the Family First Foundation (Berry McLerran, executive director and Steven Smoot, the president and founder) discusses and analyzes one of the most portentous trends of the 21st century – the dramatic, worldwide decline in fertility rates. The hour-long documentary examines the economic and social consequences of below-replacement birthrates and rapidly aging populations. Initial interviews for the documentary took place in Warsaw at World Congress of Families IV. Those interviewed for the documentary included WCF leaders and speakers at past Congresses, among them Dr. Allan Carlson, WCF Global Coordinator Larry Jacobs, WCF Communications Director Don Feder, Austin Ruse (Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute), Christine Vollmer (Latin American Alliance for the Family) and Phillip Longman (author of “The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity”). A portion of the proceeds from DVD orders will be donated to The World Congress of Families.

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Anonymous said...

For a report on the recent screening of this film at the Heritage Foundation, see http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200802/CUL20080215a.html

Anonymous said...

So it's the lack of white babies that is a problem?

Anonymous said...

"So it's the lack of white babies that is a problem?"

Anonymous obviously has not watched this film nor seen the statistics from around the world. In fact, the region of the world which has the lowest fertility rate and is expressing the greatest concern is East Asia. Further, many developing areas are also seeing plummeting fertility rates. Indeed, our nation's primary source of immigrants to replace the workers not being born here, Latin America, is seeing serious declines. In a generation, those who decry too many immigrants (and I am not one of those) will be desperate for immigrants to provide them with nursing services and cook their meals in the nursing homes in which they will then reside. Immigration has been our temporary fix for our own declining birth rates. When demographic winter spreads to those nations from which our immigrants come, we (and the rest of the world) will be in serious trouble.

But I suppose it is easier to engage in ad hominems and polemics which have no basis in fact than to deal with the reality of the world contraception and abortion, which reflect a devaluation of children in favor of extended adult adolescence, is now creating.

Geometricus said...

It is likely that "anonymous" who wants to shout "racism" over the very real issue of demographic winter has absorbed the same hysteria as Kathryn Joyce over at The Nation:


This article seeks to raise concern over the increasing "power" of pro-family groups in Europe (what a laugh!) and their potential to return Europe to a blind facism.

This is the near-total blindness of a suicidal generation who has been raised to see their own little babies as the enemy. How sad.

Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...

I just got a message that my order of the documentary "Demographic Winter" has been processed and shipped by USPS: First Class.