Thursday, 15 August 2013

GREEN, a film by Patrick Rouxel (Documentary Video)

Her name is GREEN, she is alone in a world that doesn’t belong to her. She is a female orangutan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. This film is an emotional journey with GREEN’s final days. With no narration, it is a visual ride presenting the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations, the choking haze created by rainforest fires and the tragic end of rainforest biodiversity. We watch the effects of consumerism and are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world’s rainforest treasures. 

Multi award winning documentary set in Indonesia. Meet Green, an orangutan and victim of human impact. Follow the devastating journey as her home is destroyed by logging, clearing for palm oil plantations, and the choking haze of rainforest fires. Hauntingly poetic and without narration, the film creatively depicts the effects of consumerism on tropical rainforests as we are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world's treasures.

* Broadcast on Al Jazeera in March 2012.
* Read interview with Patrick Rouxel here
* Article in The Daily Mail UK March 22, 2012. Read here

Use this guide called STUDYING GREEN which contains a series of short essays written by a variety of University lecturers in response to the film GREEN. They attended the 2010 WildScreen Film Festival where GREEN won its coveted Golden Panda award and where the film’s creator, Patrick Rouxel, presented and talked about the film.
GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others.

* Golden Panda Award - Wildscreen 2010
* Grand Teton Award - Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival 2009

More information on the documentary can be found on the Green website and the Green Planet Films website.

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