Borneo is one of the last remaining primary forests in Southeast Asia, and has become a symbol of the unequal struggle between big companies exploiting the land for its wealth and the inhabitants, wildlife and flora that are in danger. Loggers and drivers from all over Indonesia flock to the region for the best wages, but their work is highly dangerous and carries out under extreme conditions.
Deforestation has caused massive disruption to the environment, leaving wide swathes of land without any vegetation. Endangered species are on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss or lack of resources, while indigenous peoples have been deprived of their traditional way of life as it becomes harder for them to support themselves off the land.
The documentary ‘Borneo: Last Frontier’ captures this tragedy at its heart, detailing how unchecked greed has been allowed to ravage one of the planet’s most precious ecosystems. Through interviews with workers, environmental activists and locals, filmmakers have managed to capture a powerful portrait of what Borneo is up against as its future hangs in limbo.
This harrowing reminder that our environment is on a knife edge should be seen by all who care about our planet’s future. It’s vital that we take action now before it’s too late; awareness is key if we’re going to stop further destruction happening in Borneo and elsewhere around the world. So watch ‘Borneo: Last Frontier’ and join us in helping to save these fragile ecosystems before they disappear forever.