PRI has released a new video: a mini-documentary taken during our
latest trip to Moscow, Russia!
In this fast-paced, 12-minute internet documentary, PRI pays a
visit to Russia, and discusses the country’s plummeting birthrates and
skyrocketing death rates. PRI’s media director, Colin Mason, says that
this documentary represents a giant leap forward for PRI’s video
“We’re really proud of this new show,” says Mason.
“It uses a host of new video technologies that we’ve recently
put into place at PRI, not only to improve the quality of our video
but to make them faster and easier to make. But not only that, it also
represents a more immediate approach we’ve taken to introducing people
to our issues.”
“While the facts and numbers are obviously important,”
Mason continues, “we have found that it’s much more effective to
get boots on the ground and actually discuss these topics head-on with
the affected people. We think that this approach really makes the
problems real to our audience. And that’s precisely what we’ve done in
this video. We were in Russia for the World Congress of Families, and
we took the opportunity to address the demographic problem with the
very people who were being impacted.
PRI’s president Steven W. Mosher, who appears prominently in the
documentary, agrees, saying that Russia is “demographically
crumbling,” and that PRI’s latest video does an excellent job of
illustrating the human cost of this.
“If Russia doesn’t turn its birthrate around fast,”
says Mosher, “its human landscape will soon resemble the
crumbling Soviet monuments that we visited. It is imperative for the
survival of the Russian people that they once again take command of
their fertility and begin renewing themselves. Only then will they be
able to turn their economy and their culture around.”