I guess my problem is that I have zero empathy with all the characters. That leaves me somewhat ambivalent to the outcomes. The other thing that doesn't sit comfortably is the rather unsubtle moralising. I think they could have raised the issue of child deaths and posed the questions about how we make choices in a more sagacious way.
On the other hand it's good to know that the Make Poverty History Campaign has reached outer space. When aliens start quoting figures about child mortality we really should take notice!!