UPDATE 3/22/2012: I keep reposting this at the top of my blog — because a technical glitch keeps sending this to the bottom for some unknown reason. This movie really must be seen. It opens eyes and hearts.
It’s called “Green” and is a short film (in four parts on Youtube) that intercuts heartbreaking footage of the last days of a female orang named “Green,” with starkly beautiful images of the rainforest, contrasted with high gloss snippets of the crass consumerism that is destroying that very rainforest beauty. It has no narration and the talented director, Patrick Rouxel, lets his visuals do the talking. Its message is unapologetic — we’re all guilty of rainforest destruction through what we casually purchase everyday without even knowing it, and the denizens of the rainforest pay that ultimate horrible price.
But once you’re educated on the subject you really have no excuse. You have to do something about it.
As you can see from the grotesque imagery below, just the opening seconds alone (and the banality of its eerie ambient sound) trumpet a potent warning of palm oil/paper product’s evil legacy — death, destruction and displacement.
This film should be the “KONY 2012” of palm oil and should make anybody not already educated on the palm oil/paper product issues — not only in Indonesia/Malaysia/Sumatra, but around the world — into an immediate convert — or you have no heart.
- Saying goodbye to palm oil (fairfoods.wordpress.com)