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Multi award winning. 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 rainforest treasures.

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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.

Updates for GREEN
March 2012 broadcast on Al Jazeera.
Read interview with Patrick Rouxel here

Article in The Daily Mail UK March 22, 2012. Read here

Use the guide below 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 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

PAL and NTSC DVDs available
BIO: Born in 1966, Patrick Rouxel is half Swedesh, half French. He grew up in Malaysia and Singapore, speaks French, English and a bit of Indonesian. After working for more then 10 years in digital special effects for feature films, he changed tracks to freelance as a filmmaker for environmental conservation in 2003. For the last few years, Patrick has worked as a cameraman or film director for NGOs like Global Witness, Greenpeace and WWF in Indonesia and Africa. He also produces his own films dedicated to the protection of the tropical rainforests. GREEN is one of a trilogy: documenting through creative storrytelling rainforest destruction in Indonesia, Brazil and the Congo.

CREDITS:
Produced, Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Patrick Rouxel
48 minutes
No narration
16:9
PAL and NTSC DVDs available for your screenings

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Patrick is one of the most compassionate visual storytellers of our time. His next film will the life of sun bears in part, but before he returns to Paris to edit the film, he wants to complete an enclosure for 3 captive sun bears that have welcomed him as a friend. Please visit his webpage about the project and contribute if you can. A short video is below..and meet the sun bears! http://help3sunbears.blogspot.com/2014_02_01_archive.html

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    FROM STUDYING GREEN WEBSITE
    Green 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 tranquillity 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. And if that is not enough Green was not made for sale or profit, instead you can watch and download it for free at the film’s website (or see below for how to get a DVD of it).

    Green needs to be taken seriously. That means it, and the issues it touches upon, need to be studied critically. The purpose of this site is to facilitate that study and make Green even more accessible to student audiences. We hope that this will facilitate the action and thinking that Green requires. For it is difficult just to watch it, but what to do requires some thought.

    In these pages we present a series of short essays in response to the film. They have been written by a variety of University lecturers who all 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. Each essay should take 5 minutes or so to read. They are followed by a response to the issues raised from Patrick. You can post your comments on the film or essays at the dedicated comments page.

    The essays are:

    1. Gill Branston: ‘Greening the Wildlife Film’
    2. John Blewitt: ‘J’accuse’
    3. Mike Goodman: ‘Green’s Fate: truth, genre and their consequences’
    4. Jamie Lorimer: ‘Evoking orang-utans: the affective logics of opposition to tropical deforestation’
    5. James Igoe: ‘Culture Industry and Spectacle‘
    6. Dan Brockington: ‘Forest Networks’
    7. Sian Sullivan: ‘Green – Going Beyond ‘the Money Shot’
    8. Patrick Rouxel: ‘Response and Reflections’

    We have also provided additional resources in the form of:

    Information about Green’s Awards
    Discussion Points for class debate
    Further Reading
    Information about the Authors

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