Green is an award-winning documentary, without words, told from the point of view of a rescued orangutan in Indonesia.
The filmmaker uses point-of-view and dutch-angle shots to place us
into the orangutan’s perspective. As the story continues, Green’s
perspective is juxtaposed with the process of development destroying
her home through deforestation to biodiesel production. It’s a gradual
transition into the harsh reality of globalization. The forest is
destroyed, primates suffer, palm oil is manufactured, and the
fast-paced urban world seems oblivious.
“Her name is Green, she is alone in a world which doesn’t belong to
her. She is a female orangutan, victim of deforestation and palm oil
Stunning, eye-opening, heart-breaking, and totally worth 48 minutes of your time. The director wants as many people as possible to see it so it's a free download, or you can stream it live.
Click here. And yes, older children can, and should, watch.
If you're feeling smug about some of your ''green'' products, this will come as a shock.
More about the endangered orangutans, called the ''thinkers of the jungle,'' here and here.