Earth Overshoot

Do we want a world of more people with less or less people with more? Today, humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them. Food, water, climate and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. Earth Overshoot tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet.

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Filmmakers: Terry Spahr & Victor Velle

Running Time: 30 mins

Language: English


Terry Spahr wrote, researched and produced Earth Overshoot. He is the Executive Director a nonprofit by the same name, established to ensure ecological limits are central to all decision-making. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Fels Center of Government, Terry lectures on issues of sustainability to students, professional associations, investor groups, and civic organizations. He writes regularly for a variety of environmental publications and blogs here.


Victor Velle directed this film, an award-winning feature-length documentary titled, Nomad and FOUR, a documentary short about an orphanage in Zambia. After studying at Emerson College, Victor worked in television and at Hollywood production companies before co-founding Colorless Queen Studios.