Documentary. Earth that made us 2011
  • Director: Patrick Rouxel

    Born in 1966, Patrick Rouxel is half Swedish, 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 such as 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 storytelling rainforest destruction in Indonesia, Brazil and the Congo.

France,  2009,  48 min.
Documentary. Earth that made us

Her name is Green, she is alone in a world that doesn't belong to her. She is a female orang-utan, dying in a hospital, 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 treasures of rainforest biodiversity and the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations. We watch the effects of consumerism and are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world’s rainforest treasures.