The costs of consumption
The next time someone asks me why they should be an anti-capitalist, I’m just going to tell them to watch GREEN: DEATH OF THE FORESTS by Patrick Rouxel. A stunning visual essay showing the reasons behind and consequences of Indonesia’s massive deforestation, GREEN connects the extraction and exploitation through to the consumers on the other end, while our animal cousins pay a devastating price. The doc is without narration, talking heads or barely any humans at all, and as such is a unique AlJazeera Witness doc. It’s also some pretty serious fodder for anyone arguing against our system of consumerist, free market capitalism. A sad but eloquent and unforgettable film.