10 July 2009
The Burning Season - please support this incredible Australian-made movie about saving Orangutans
The Burning Season, which premiered in Brisbane last night, is the story of a remarkable achievement by one young man not afraid to single-handedly confront the biggest challenge of our time. Dorjee Sun 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, but Dorjee's determination to succeed and his award-winning achievement will uplift and entertain audiences and inspire hope in our future.
One of Biome's team members, Lauren, is a good friend of the Associate Producer from local Brisbane film production company, Freshwater Pictures. She has seen this movie go from idea to reality, and how the production team have all been passionate, ecologically minded professionals, absolutely intent on supporting Dorjee Sun in his quest to protect the Indonesian rainforests, away from just the business side of making the film.
It showcases the ideology that we can all make small, everyday, ecologically friendly changes to how we live our lives and that one person can make all the difference.
The Burning Season website has lots of info about the issues and what you can do. Check when its screening near you and follow them on Twitter.
David & Margaret from At The Movies on ABC TV loved it too, awarding it 4 stars each! Read their review.
Author & Editor
Tracey Bailey is the founder of Biome Eco Stores and mother of two. After working in corporate communications and starting a family, she made a choice to be part of the solution to our planet's future and started Biome Eco Stores. Tracey is passionate about educating the community about living eco-friendly and sustainable lives through her extended product, chemical, health and environmental knowledge.