(Sorry for the brutal pictures, but the Palm Oil and forest industries and a corrupt Indonesian government are screwing things up. By the thousands, orangutans are being killed to grow palm oil crops, a product used in crackers and candy.)
“Filmmaker’s heart-wrenching documentary shows tragic final hours of orangutan’s life as her rainforest home is ruthlessly destroyed
Lying on her back helpless and dying, Green the female orangutan is a picture of sadness as she faces her final hours.
The tragic female ape has been confined to a mattress inside a shack after her rainforest home was logged and burned to the ground through ruthless deforestation.
She clutches at her pillow and sits lifelessly on her mattress, defenceless as the lush Indonesian ecosystem she called home is destroyed, leaving her homeless.”
Mr Rouxel’s incredibly moving film aims to show how the timber, pulp and paper and palm oil industries, along with general consumerism, are combining to ravage natural resources worldwide.
The footage of Green’s final days and hours is interspersed with shots of trees being hacked down in Sumatra, Indonesia, along with shots of the wood products which result from the widespread deforestation.”