The Burning Season

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Documentary following the efforts of one young Australian entrepreneur to save the rainforests, and make himself a fortune in the process. Dorjee Sun develops a scheme to create carbon credits from 'avoided deforestation', allowing big business to offset their emissions by protecting the vast swathes of Indonesia that are cut and burned each year - an area equivalent to 300 football fields an hour - and make the country the third largest carbon polluter in the world.

He faces serious challenges: the farmers who live off the land need to earn a wage; the government isn't too keen on the scheme; and he needs the world to endorse the system at the tumultuous Climate Change Conference in Bali. Can he save the forests, the wildlife which lives in them and the farmers who depend on them? Can he make himself a Carbon Credit billionaire?

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