In December of 2011 a small group traveled to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, to experience firsthand, the plight of the near extinct orangutans in one of their last strongholds. Amazingly, the group found that a majority of Indonesians are uneducated about the severity of the problems and others, including government officials, lack any true resolve to confront the issues facing the orangutans and the forest itself. The documentary compels the viewer to examine the causes of the rainforest destruction occurring in Indonesia and the effects an average citizen has on the destruction and the impending extinction facing the orangutans. Through interviews with government officials, villagers, and NGOs as well as breathtaking footage from Leuser National Park and the animals themselves, the film offers a compelling look into the problems and solutions that will decide the fate of the last orangutans.
This documentary presented by Volcom V.Co-Logical in partnership with Sumatran Orangutang Society (SOS) was filmed, edited and directed by Mark Samuels. This film will be seen at select film festivals globally, details and exact dates to be shared on Volcom Girls Facebook as announced, following the full length documentary will be available on volcomunity.com in July.
Thru our V.Co-logical Series and our partnership with Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) we’re excited to announce the Fall 2012 season’s product collaboration dedicated to the SOS cause. Above and beyond the standard 1% for the Planet, 5% of sales of the gold and oxford Orangutan print from this season’s V.Co Loves collection will go directly to this UK based organization doing amazing conservation and educational work revolving around the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan. This collection can be seen and purchased in-store from June 2012