Greenpeace has created a short film narrated by English actress Emma Thompson, which is aimed at putting the spotlight on the destruction caused by the palm oil industry.
Thompson narrates Rang-tan, an orangutan whose forest home in Indonesia has been destroyed by the palm oil industry, placing pressure on cosmetic producers such as Unilever in a bid to encourage the suppliers to cease use of palm oil in their products.
The short film, which was was created by creative agency Mother, directed by Salon Apin and produced by Oscar-winning Passion Animation Studios, is hoped to play a part in raising awareness of the continued deforestation process in the supply of palm oil. Diana Ruiz, head of Greenpeace USA’s palm oil campaign, stated that the industry is not on track to stopping the use of ‘dirty’ palm oil and that the practice is not ‘slowing down’.
Thompson said, “When Greenpeace asked me to narrate ‘Rang-tan,’ I didn’t hesitate. For too long, big brands have been getting away with murder.
“By making a noise, demanding answers and forcing change, we can stop feeling sorry.”
Greenpeace is encouraging viewers to sign a petition to encourage big companies to stop using palm oil from endangered regions.