One Planet, Many People

Stacy Ayraud

 

 

One Planet, Many People Video Contest Winner Stacy Ayraud About the filmmaker 

  • College/University:  Samuel Merritt University
  • Major or field of study: Nursing
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "I decided to participate in this video contest because I was looking for scholarships that I could apply for while also learning something new at the same time. In this case, I learned more about the effects of overpopulation, and made an animated video for the first time ever!
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  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
    "While there was value in making this video, I also really enjoyed learning from the other participants who submitted videos. I watched all of them, and there were so many different perspectives and solutions for how to solve overpopulation and climate change, many done in such artistic and poetic ways.
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  • What surprised you most when creating the video? "During my research for this video, I came across surprising new facts about population growth that I wasn’t aware of before, especially the plethora of solutions that indirectly solve overpopulation."

 

 

What Can We Do?

Caleb Tessema

 

 

One Planet, Many People Video Contest Winner Caleb TessemaAbout The Filmmaker

  • College/University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Major or field of study: Business Information Technology
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "I was directed to the video contest through a scholarship search tool. After browsing through the resources on PMC’s website, I was drawn to the challenge of encompassing an issue of grave concern within a one-minute video."
  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
    "This contest has impacted my perception of which issues require immediate actions. Through empowering women, protecting our biodiversity, and advancing our healthcare systems, we can create a better tomorrow."
  • What surprised you most when creating the video?
    "I was surprised to discover that approximately 37 percent of births in the United States are the result of unintended pregnancies. The number is likely higher in densely populated nations with inadequate access to family planning."

 

 

Overpopulation and pandemics

Thanothii Ganesh

 

 

One World, Many People Video Contest Winner Thanothii GaneshAbout The Filmmaker

  • College/University:  University of Rochester
  • Major or field of study: Computer Science
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "I always enjoy a challenge. I liked that it was a video based contest, and not an essay contest like most other scholarships
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  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
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    This was a great opportunity for me to improve my video making skills. I was also able to learn a lot about my chosen topic."
  • What surprised you most when creating the video?
    "During the research stage of the video, I was surprised to find out the extent to which overpopulation affects separate disasters like pandemics. Population growth negatively impacts many varying aspects of the world, and it is our job to spread awareness about that.
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The Growing Human Population

Angely Herrera Castro

 

 

One Planet, Many People Video Contest Winner Angely Herrera CastroAbout The Filmmaker

  • College/University: The Ohio State University
  • Major or field of study: Medical Laboratory Science
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "I decided to participate in this video contest because I wanted an opportunity to learn more about overpopulation and find ways to showcase solutions through video animation."
  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
    "I learned not only about overpopulation and its effects on our planet, but how I wanted to send a message to the world about overpopulation. I learned how to transform research into impactful visuals that would educate the public about such a critical issue."
  • What surprised you most when creating the video?
    "What surprised me the most when creating the video was the amount of time it takes to plan, animate, and execute an entire video. From research to writing a script to audio recording, the video creation had multiple phases."

 

 

One planet, many people

Isabella Duccini

 

 

One Planet, Many People Video Contest Winner Isabella Duccini About the Filmmaker

  • College/University: University of Northern Iowa
  • Major or field of study: Art Education
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "I was looking for scholarship opportunities in which I could express a topic that I am interested in through art. I believe that art can really help amplify messages, so this video contest was a perfect fit for me."
  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
    "Through participating and watching other videos submitted in this contest, I learned how important it is to speak out on issues to help those that are struggling to get justice due to global issues. There were many different aspects of overpopulation discussed through the videos, and I learned more about the injustices that overpopulation can bring to the world."
  • What surprised you most when creating the video?
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    I was surprised when I read that the global population is estimated to reach 8.6 billion by 2035. To me, that seems very unstable as the population is 7.8 billion as of June 2020, and we are already facing many problems. World hunger, loss of resources, and a global pandemic are the issues that come along with our growing population."

 

 

One Planet, Many People: Your Choice

Deborah Bernadine Artus

 

 

One Planet, Many People Video Contest Winner Deborah Bernadine ArtusAbout the Filmmaker

  • College/University: Arizona State University
  • Major or field of study: Medical Studies Major, with emphasis on the pre-physician assistant path
  • Why did you participate in the video contest?
    "Participating in this contest was motivated by multiple factors. First off, I was in search of scholarship opportunities during my free time allotted by the current stay-at-home orders. The video format of this contest attracted me, as it was unique from other scholarship assignments and that it also focuses on a crucial matter that affects all humans. Finally, the winning prize will lighten the load for my tuition this upcoming school year, especially this time when my work hours have been reduced significantly."
  • What impact did the video contest have on you?
    "By participating, I obtained further wisdom about women's rights and the varying degree of its existence around the globe. Child marriages still exist in some countries, while contraception is illegal. My biggest takeaway from this project is the value of advocacy. For someone who is in a position to educate others, it is our personal responsibility to spread awareness about small revolutions we can create."
  • What surprised you most when creating the video?
    "
    During the creation of my video, I was most surprised by the extremely rapid rate of human population growth. For every second I spent on the PMC website, I noticed at least an additional 10 new births to the already 7 billion existing. Furthermore, the extensive process of researching revealed the magnitude of environmental collapse. We are, in fact, less than 2 years away from reversing the damage that has been generated. Mother Earth needs our change more than ever."