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.
Produced, Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Patrick Rouxel
PAL and NTSC DVDs available for your screenings
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