Jakarta (Greeners) – Harrison Ford, Hollywood actor who most recognized in his movie as American antrophologist, Indiana Jones, make Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono starring in his upcoming documentary film. The Ford’s new project about climate and forest conservation known as “Years of Living Dangerously”, will be launched in April 2014.
During the exclusive interview for the film, Ford was questioning Yudhoyono about forest conservation in Indonesia, for the sake of climate fighting, says presidential spoke person, Julian Pasha.
“Of course, Indonesia has huge contribution for global environment, specially for climate change and forest conservation. He (Ford) came to found out what exactly Indonesia stand for forestry issue, and in climate change term, how Indonesia has been wished to positively contribute, as what the president told Ford in the meeting,” said Pasha.
For about an hour, Pasha said the president explained his government is take forest conservation issue very seriously, with effort to tackle illegal logging and to perform better conservation. For the president, forestry hold Indonesia future in economy, environmental safety and the future of Indonesian people them self.
“Indonesia do have big commitment to continue degrading carbon emission, conserving forest, tackling illegal logging, preventing forest fire, against logging in primary forest and wetland, while planting one milliard tree each year,” said Pasha.
The president spoke person recalled how Indonesia does not want “to be left alone” in doing all those greeny things. It means, Pasha said, Indonesia has high hope for developed countries to turn for help as donors.
Somehow, Pasha claimed Ford and the president meeting was fine, thus Ford was asking sensitive questions on loggings he found inside protected conversation area of Tesso Nilo Forest in Riau. Several days before, Ford known to have tense time with Indonesia Forestry Minister, Zulkifli Hasan, for bringing up the topic.
Oscar winning director James Cameron is directing the documentary, together with ex California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Under the flag of Showtime movie company, Ford is narrating the documentary with other Hollywood famous, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin.
The documenter will tell story about climate change, putting Indonesia and Brazil as its focus spots, as the countries were known vocal in forest related international climate negotiations.
Ford came to Jakarta in 1st September 2013 and has met Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, the head of Presidential Special Advisor Body, and the country’s Forestry Minister during his stay.
Ford been visited two conservation places in Indonesia for the film, Tesso Nilo conservation forest, where he found many illegal logging, and endangered Orang Utan rehabilitation center in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan.* G04