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Rise of the Eco-Warriors (2014)

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 ... See full summary »

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Chai Chin ...
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Paul Daley ...
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Ben Dessen ...
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Fahrani Empel ...
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Christopher Gauthier ...
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Liza Heavener ...
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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 ... Written by Cathy Henkel

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25 April 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I've seen a film that has really plucked and strummed on every single one of my heart strings. Having a natural passion myself for nature and wildlife it really hit me hard to see the immense lengths these young men and women went to, to not only begin to make a difference but to inspire and educate all those around them. The entire time I was fighting back tears and becoming a blubbering mess in the middle of the theatre the two times I have seen this film. I've never been left feeling so empowered and so inspired, knowing that every little thing I can do to help WILL eventually make a change. This is the ideal film for men, woman and children of all ages, it's sense of passion, determination, love and teamwork will leave you all feeling amazing! A huge congratulations to everyone involved, producing a truly eye-opening, honest and heartwarming documentary. I highly recommend seeing it!


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