A visual essay about the impact of deforestation in Indonesia as seen through the eyes of a dying orangutan
Note: This post comes from one of GJEP’s supporters, long-time friend and activist Robin Lloyd, of Green Valley Media: “This is the most moving story of the life and death of a forest told thru the eyes of a mother orangatan.”
Caution: This film contains upsetting scenes including cruelty to animals
Filmmaker: Patrick Rouxel
This extraordinary visual essay, told with no human commentary at all, explores the impact of deforestation and the exploitation of natural resources in Indonesia from the point of view of a dying orangutan called Green.
Stunning images of the natural world and its biodiversity are counter-pointed with scenes of their destruction and the resulting cruelty to animals.
The film takes viewers on an emotional journey, following Green’s final days and revealing the devastating impact of logging, land-clearing and palm oil plantations.–The GJEP Team