Death of the Forests

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.

"Green - Death of The Forests" is an unusual film. It is both a hard hitting portrayal of the causes and consequences of deforestation in Indonesia, and a film which captures the tranquility and calm of wild nature. It contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains.

It was made with a small camera by a single person on a tourist visa, and has beaten much larger production teams, and healthily funded groups to the most prestigious prizes in environmental film-making.

Copyright: free for any non-commercial performances

Director(s): Patrick Rouxel
Production: Patrick Rouxel, Moez Moez
Year: 2009
Duration: 48 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Country of origin: France
Shooting Locations: Indonesia
Screening rights: Patrick Rouxel ()
  • This film can be watched for free at the top.
  • This film may be shown free of charge for non-profit purposes.


Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: forest wildlife
Mentions: orangutan rainforest deforestation exploitation resource sacrifice sustainability
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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