Orangutans going extinct is like elephants or dolphins going extinct, everyday creatures we take for granted, it's such a shame. Needless to say this is quite a shock, hopefully we'll find replacements for the libraries soon.
Well, you know what they say. The past is a foreign country - - With an outdated military and huge oil reserves!
Set my mediabox to remind me and promptly dozed off on the couch(last twitches of a minor bug),so only caught the very end... So waiting for another chance at it on BBC 3 or 4 very soon(i'll be sure to make the coffee a bit stronger then )!
'It's just like crop circles. No matter how many aliens own up to making them, there are always a few diehards who believe that humans go out with garden rollers in the middle of the night-'
Anyway, beautiful filming of the documentary. With all the recent extinction talk on NatGeo and TedX it's sad to think about how humans come in and just decimate species. Hopefully the Orangutan Foundation International and their dedicated staff, showcased in the film, can do something about it.
I've just watched it this morning too. Many thoughts but fewer maudlin ones than I anticipated. The parallels between Terry's life and that of the (presumed late) orangutan he met 18 years ago are made evident on many levels. Mostly I'm filled with an understanding of love in its purest form. I'll be watching again before it disappears from iPlayer.