Indonesia – Fight for the Remaining Forest
A documentary featuring hard hitting investigative videos, news reports and contextual interviews chronicles the work over 20 years of EIA and our partner Telapak (now Kaoem Telapak) to stop the illegal destruction of Indonesia's forests.
This partnership proved instrumental in creating a new international framework and transforming Indonesia into a world leader in legally sourced timber.
From the depths of the Indonesian forest and tracking the criminal gangs trafficking timber to lobbying governments and multilateral organisations in high-powered meetings in London, Brussels and elsewhere, this film documents how this change came about.
When the story starts, Indonesia’s forests were being stripped by timber barons and criminal gangs, with vast areas destroyed every year. Now, two decades later, Indonesia leads the world in implementing a legal and sustainable forestry framework and regulations.
EIA is noted for our hard-hitting video reports and these are used to powerful effect throughout, interspersed with interviews with key players. It sets out the anatomy of the campaign, from gathering evidence to activism and lobbying of governments and multilateral initiatives. The film documents how this change came about, the impact it has had and the challenges remaining.