Rise of the eco warriors

Henkel, Cathy J., Hearman, Richard, White, Mark, Walton, Scott, Lalor, Jenny, Overett, Cathy, Finney, Alan, Sofian, Denny, Hartinie, Venie, Valmy, Loic, & Allison, Tony (2013) Rise of the eco warriors. [Film/Video]

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A group of passionate and naïve young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of our time, saving rainforests and giving hope to endangered orangutans. Their task is enormous and the odds are against them. Jojo, an orphaned baby orangutan, is entrusted in their care and they must find a way to return her to her forest home. To do this, they need to build an orangutan rehabilitation centre and find ways to help the local communities protect their forest. Under the guidance of their mentor Dr Willie Smits, they introduce an innovative satellite monitoring system called Earthwatchers and enlist the help of school students around the world. The system is put to the test when the bulldozers move in and threaten the future of a nearby community living in a traditional longhouse. This is a story about what it takes it be an eco-warrior, an individual willing to step up and take action to avert a global catastrophe taking place before our eyes. The eco-warriors represent a new generation, ready to face what is happening on our planet and willing to do something, no matter how small, to build a more humane and balanced world. For them, every individual matters, every action counts. - Written by Cathy Henkel

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ID Code: 64895
Item Type: Creative Work (Film/Video)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Ismail Fahmi Lubish-Ezther
  • Cinematographer
Ben Cunningham
  • First 20 days Crew - Camera Assistant
Jody Muston
  • First 20 days Crew - Cinematographer
Steven Bond
  • First 20 days Crew - Sound Recordist
Paul Daley
  • Eco-Warrior
Ben Dessen
  • Eco-Warrior
Fahrani Empel
  • Eco-Warrior
Liza Heavener
  • Eco-Warrior
Emily Hunter
  • Eco-Warrior
Dr Willie Smits
  • Project Leader
Michael Newton
  • Sound
Philip Radford
  • Designer
Luke Constable
  • Animator
David Blackwell
  • Animator
James Whiffin
  • Animator
Marcus Wilson
  • Multimedia Content Producer
Funders: Virgo Productions, Canopy Indonesia
Material: Colour Feature Documentary Film
Measurements or Duration: 103 mins
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: Various Australian and Indonesian Cinemas
Publisher: Titan View
Location: From date: To date:
Australia 2014-03-13
Indonesia 2014-03-13
Reading Cinemas Rouse Hill, Sydney, Australia (Advanced Preview Screening) 2013-10-09 2013-10-09
Brisbane International Film Festival/Screeen Queensland (BIFF) (Sneak Preview) 2013-10-15 2013-10-15
State Theatre in Sydney; http://instagram.com/p/hNr6PBIPS-/# 2013-11-28 2013-11-28
Byron Bay International Film Festival 2014-03-08 2014-03-08
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Borneo Orangutans, Palm Oil, Feature Documentary, Action, Eco-Warrior
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Virgo Productions 2013; Canopy Indonesia 2013
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 01:20
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 02:53

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