Senin, 26 Maret 2012

Film Dokumenter Tentang Nasib Tragis Orangutan di Indonesia


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.
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Lifeless: Green lies on a mattress at a rescue centre, where filmmaker Patrick Rouxel said she was 'dying of sorrow'
Lifeless: Green lies on a mattress at a rescue centre, where filmmaker Patrick Rouxel said she was 'dying of sorrow'
Tragic: Green the female orangutan appears to be plucked from the mud in Sumatra, Indonesia, after deforestation left her without a home
Tragic: Green the female orangutan appears to be plucked from the mud in Sumatra, Indonesia, after deforestation left her without a home
Homeless: Ruthless deforestation in Indonesia is thought to have destroyed 70 per cent of the country's forest cover since the 1950s
Homeless: Ruthless deforestation in Indonesia is thought to have destroyed 70 per cent of the country's forest cover since the 1950s
Later on in the heart-breaking film, rescue centre workers carry a body bag away from the room where Green saw out her last few days, highlighting her as the latest victim of deforestation and palm oil plantations.
Her plight was filmed as part of a poignant 48-minute feature film by Patrick Rouxel, who obtained footage in Indonesian national parks to show the extent to which he believes deforestation is 'raping our planet'.

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.
Defenceless: Green had been rescued from a palm oil plantation and taken to a hospital, but could not be saved
Defenceless: Green had been rescued from a palm oil plantation and taken to a hospital, but could not be saved
Makeshift home: Green lies helpless on her mattress at a rescue centre in Kalimantan, Indonesia, just days before she passed away
Makeshift home: Green lies helpless on her mattress at a rescue centre in Kalimantan, Indonesia, just days before she passed away
Filmmaker Mr Rouxel took footage of Green for three days, but sadly there was nothing that could be done to save her after she was left paralysed down her left side.
Filmmaker Mr Rouxel took footage of Green for three days, but sadly there was nothing that could be done to save her after she was left paralysed down her left side.
Rescued: Part of the heart-wrenching film shows Green being hauled from the mud after hanging on to one of the last Sumatran rainforest trees during deforestation
Rescued: Part of the heart-wrenching film shows Green being hauled from the mud after hanging on to one of the last Sumatran rainforest trees during deforestation
In one particularly distressing segment, Green lies on the muddy floor helpless, the tall trees which were normally her natural habitat having been hacked down.
The film then shows her being packed into a large rucksack and driven away on a pickup truck.
Mr Rouxel said Green was taken to orangutan refuge in Kalimantan, Indonesia, after being rescued from a palm oil plantation several days previously.

'Being a captive animal in Indonesia is pure hell because the notion of animal wellbeing does not exist there.'
The filmmaker told Al Jazeera Green had suffered an intracerebral haemorrhage, leaving her paralysed on the left side of her body.
He the filmed Green at her bedside for three days, culminating in a heart-wrenching final shot where the mattress on which she slept is seen empty.
Mr Rouxel, who has previously worked as a cameraman for Greenpeace and the WWF in Indonesia and Africa, received critical acclaim for his moving film.
The film, which has no human commentary at all, received over 35 international awards at various wildlife film festivals.
Mr Rouxel himself, who is half Swedish and half French, told Al Jazeera Green was taken to a hospital after being rescued, but 'died of sorrow' because she had 'lost everything'.
Ravaged: Experts believe around 2 million hectares of forest cover are burned down or logged in Indonesia each year
Ravaged: Experts believe around 2 million hectares of forest cover are burned down or logged in Indonesia each year
Decline: Estimates show that around 160 million hectares of forest cover existed in Indonesia in the 1950s
Decline: Estimates show that around 160 million hectares of forest cover existed in Indonesia in the 1950s
However, this image, taken in 2009, shows how rampant deforestation in the area has taken its toll
However, this image, taken in 2009, shows how rampant deforestation in the area has taken its toll
Mr Rouxel said: 'Being a captive animal in Indonesia is pure hell because the notion of animal wellbeing does not exist there. 
'And every day, through the things we buy, we encourage this destruction and suffering.'
Earlier this month it was reported how environmental activists have taken to rescuing orangutans left injured or trapped by workers felling trees for palm oil plantations.
Hundreds of primates like Green are regularly trapped and face death through slaughter or injury in large parts of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Malnourished: The injured orangutan found by environmental activists waits for medical treatment at a palm oil plantation in Rimba Sawang village, Indonesia
Malnourished: An injured orangutan found by environmental activists waits for medical treatment at a palm oil plantation in Rimba Sawang village, Indonesia
Rescue: Activists of from the SOCP carry the injured orangutan away for medical treatment. The dedicated workers aim to save as many of the primates as they can during deforestation
Rescue: Activists of from the SOCP carry the injured orangutan away for medical treatment. The dedicated workers aim to save as many of the primates as they can during deforestation
But dedicated team members of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) aim to save as many of the primates as possible.
Without their work the helpless primates are left in often deadly conflict with ruthless loggers in Indonesia's degraded forests.
Indonesia is said to have one of the world's worst deforestation rates, averaging at around 2 million hectares a year.
The process expanded in the 1970s following greater demand from the timber and palm oil industries.
Experts believe that although forest cover in Indonesia in the 1950s was around 160 million hectares, today less than 48 million remain.
Mr Rouxel's film can be viewed at www.greenthefilm.com/?cat=7


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