3 Rainforest documentaries exploring the fragile communities and ecosystem

The world’s rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. In Indonesia, the deforestation is making way for palm oil plantations. The documentary Spoils of Destruction looks at how big business is destroying the indigenous way of life, replacing rainforest with plantations, and uprooting villagers. Illegal logging plagues the island of Palawan in the Philippines. Ecological activists face death to protect the fragile coastal rainforests in the documentary Palawan Lost. For many indigenous people in the Amazon basin, access to primary health care is a dream. However, one doctor has made it his life’s work to bring basic medicine to the tribes who live along the river. Join Dr. Erik Jennings as he makes house calls to remote Amazonian villages in the documentary Jungle M.D.

Rainforest documentaries
A still from Palawan Lost