Rise of The Eco-Warriors Saturday, 11 July 2020

Rise of The Eco-Warriors

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A work in progress.

  • Starring:

    Dr Willie Smits, Liza, Ben, Perry, Shadrak, Paul, tom, Pak Niat, Kodi, Mark, Fahrani, Fabrice, Chai Chin

  • Directed by:

    Cathy Henkel

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Animals in cages, displaced animals. Burning forest, burning debris, logging. Animal deaths in captivity, flooding, destroyed villages mentioned. Arson, protesting, poisoned ground/earth, bribery discussed. A man is pushed into a river (friendly). An animal eats another animal. Arguing. Gun, machetes, scythe seen. Blood/gore: Painting of man holding skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Naked man bathing (nudity obscured). Shirtless men. Billboard of woman in bikini.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. Mercury poisoning, pesticides, insecticides mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-word, bloody. Religious exclamation, ritual and prayer.

  • THEMES:

    Activism, Borneo, orangutangs, teamwork, animal rights, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, logging, sacred sites, palm oil, hopelessness, industry, exploitation, satellite technology, rituals, custom, quarantine, bureaucracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father mentioned. Spiders, insects, orangutangs. Snakes mentioned. Sparklers, fireworks.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Well-intentioned, educational, empowering, real, inspiring, effective, informative, emotive, sympathetic, earnest, relaxed, unrehearsed. Solid message, some affecting/infuriating scenes, beautiful location photography, would make a useful classroom tool.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Lacks clear/authoritative narrative voice.

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