No Vacancy


No Vacancy: Global Responses to the Human Population Explosion


NOTE: This compendium was printed in 2006. Please keep this in mind when contacting any interviewee via the address listed at the end of their interview. They may have retired or be working at a new organization.

No Vacancy – The Film


If current world population trends were to continue, human population could more than double, reaching 13 billion by the end of the 21st century.

No Vacancy is that rare chronicle of sobering optimism in a world accustomed to thinking of population as a dilemma with little hope for positive change. No Vacancy journeys the world in search of answers, providing a window on remarkable events occurring that have resulted in smaller family sizes and the empowerment of women and children.

Written, Directed and Produced by Michael Tobias

Produced by Jane Gray Morrison, Bob Gillespie, Elizabeth Hughes

Edited by Marc Griffith and Michelle Griffith

Cinematography by Michael Tobias and Travis Johnson

With support from the Fred H. Bixby Foundation, Copyright 2005 by Dancing Star Foundation and Population Communication