Lost in Palm Oil| 43mins
Director: Inge Altemeier | Producer: Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: Germany
What is the real cost of palm oil plantations in Indonesia? Does palm oil deserve a "green" reputation? This documentary investigates how the quickly expanding cultivation of Indonesian oil contributes to global warming and how rainforests are destroyed by a rapacious palm oil industry. Although many forest-dependant people are being evicted from their land, and seeing their rivers and water supplies polluted, some local communities are successfully resisting palm oil plantations.