May 9, 2018
Timotej Cvirn, Benjamin Poljanc, Vid Kregar, and Amadej Pavšič worked together to produce the video, aimed at raising awareness of food waste. As Timotej notes on the related website: “When I started to explore the topic, I found it interesting, but concerning too…It’s important to start solving the problems now. If we start when we hit [a population of] 10 billion, it might be too late.”
Population Education, the group which organized the competition, is a US-based project run by Population Connection, which for over forty years has worked to “educate young people and advocate progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources”.
The video contest is an annual event in which students are invited to make a make a short film to help achieve this aim, with this years focal topics being Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, and Preventing Pollution.
A panel of 61 judges—including college and high-school educators, filmmakers and topic experts—selected the winners, who, in addition to Slovenia, came from the US, Canada, and Belgium.