I recently completed the score to this new documentary for Sundog Pictures.

The doc covers contemporary stories including Day Zero in Cape Town, the first world city to face the prospect of running out of water, as well as female empowerment and education, which chimes with the current debates about the contribution and value of women in society.

Ends of the Earth features a global cast of contributors, including women from Turkana, Kenya, who defy their husbands wishes for large families by taking control of their family planning. We also hear about the hopes and dreams of an aspiring Chinese family and the financial pressures of having a second child.

The title, which uses original footage filmed across four continents, was created by director James Branazon, who witnessed the impact of population growth and climate change for himself and saw the struggle of Sub-Saharan countries trying to educate their growing populations first -hand.

“The final chapter is one of hope – looking at how we adapt our behaviour in a crisis and especially at the importance of educating girls. It leaves the viewer feeling empowered.”