RAISING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS ON SUN BEARS
Since 2004, Patrick Rouxel, filmmaker for conservation and founder of Sun Bear Outreach, has been producing documentaries independently about the extraordinary biodiversity of the tropical rainforest and its destruction by human activity. Since 2012 he has focused his filming work on the sun bears of Indonesia with the objective of raising awareness locally and internationally.
The film “Beruang Madu” (Honey bear) and was made as an educational tool for the Indonesian public, in collaboration with Dr Gabriella Fredriksson, who runs an educational centre called Kawasan Wisata Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (KWLPH) next to Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. “Beruang Madu” is screened several times a week at KWLPH and seen by about 1000 kids a month. It can also be viewed on Youtube.
Beruang Madu – 12 min – 2012 – Tawak Pictures
In 2016, Patrick Rouxel, released a film called “Life is One” on the return to life in the wild for 3 sun bear cubs. The story of these 3 cubs highlights how all life on earth is connected and how we owe respect and compassion to those with whom we share the planet. “Life is One” is not yet available for free streaming on the web, but it will soon be broadcasted around the world and will hopefully shed more international attention on the plight of the sun bears.
For more information visit www.patrickrouxel.com
OTHER FILMS ON THE SUN BEARS AND ON OUR PROJECTS
November 2016. A short presentation of the “Enclosures for sun bears” project.
Jan 2015. A video on the completion of the 1 hectare forest enclosure for 3 adult sun bears: Desi, Hilda and Bonnie.