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Orangutans: The Burning Season Trailer

Orangutans: The Burning Season Trailer

Dorjee Sun, a young Australian Entrepreneur, believes there's money to be made from protecting rainforests in Indonesia, saving the orangutan from extinction and making a real impact on climate change. Armed with a laptop and a backpack, he sets out across the globe to find investors in his carbon trading scheme. It is a battle against time. Achmadi, the palm oil farmer is ready to set fire to his land to plant more palm oil, and Lone's orangutan centre has reached crisis point with over 600 orangutans rescued from the fires.

The Burning Season is an eco-thriller about a young man not afraid to confront the biggest challenge of our time. Watch the cinema trailer here!

Every year deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia. They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orangutans and contribute to climate change. A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.

From August to October 2006, South East Asia was blanketed by a pall of thick, smoky haze. The pollution originated mainly in the Indonesian provinces of Kalimantan and Jambi, where local farmers attempt to clear their land of rainforest by burning it.

The fires can burn for months because the forests grow in ancient peat beds; the peat smoulders underground, releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
In the wealthier neighbouring nations of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, there was outrage as locals choked, airports were closed, and industry stalled.

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