Iceland and Greenpeace bring the rampant destruction of rainforest habitat in Indonesia to grow palm oil into the spotlight with a 90-second animated film, narrated by Emma Thompson. The focus of the story is a young orangutan called Rang-tan who brings the complex issue of rainforest destruction for palm oil to life; she is displaced into an unfamiliar world, a little girl’s bedroom. Through her interaction with the little girl, Rang-tan shows us the severe destruction that deforestation for palm oil has had on her home. The film is also accompanied by a story book. The film was directed by Salon Alpin @ Passion Pictures.
Rang-tan’s story prompted over 1,000 schools to contact Greenpeace for teaching aids on the issue, and thousands of children have been supporting Rang-tan with letters, stories and films of their own. The accompanying film brings together hundreds of children across the country in a unified and powerful voice, demanding companies deliver on their promises.Agencies: Mother New York, Mother London