The Burning Season – 8:30pm ABC1 on 14th October

The Burning Season – Premiere on ABC1 14 October 8:30pm

“Every year, there is one outstanding documentary that you cannot miss, that people will talk about because of its significance to the planet’s future. This coming year, The Burning Season is that documentary.” – Hugh Jackman

A Documentary by Hatchling Productions in association with UK-based Films of Record – AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION PREMIERE ON ABC1 14 OCTOBER 8:30PM

Every year, there is a burning season in Indonesia. While Indonesian palm oil farmer Achmadi confronts the impact of his burning practices on climate change, Danish-born Lone Droscher-Nielsen rescues and cares for orangutans devastated by the fires. As the crisis escalates, a young environmental entrepreneur, Dorjee Sun pursues a solution. His plan involves selling the carbon credits represented by large forest areas to big polluters in the West. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Dorjee relentlessly pursues his deal. Is he a pioneer or a profiteer? Does his concept offer new hope to the remaining forests of the world and the world’s climate? 

Producers: Roger Graef, Trish Lake, Jeff Canin, Cathy Henkel

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