Things are getting hot in Indonesia and we are not talking about climate issues. Or are we? The new documentary about global warming that is being filmed in Jakarta has already sparked controversy. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan apparently had a bad time last Monday answering questions about the destruction of forests while he was being interviewed by Harrison Ford, the narrator of the film. It was even said that Ford is at risk of being deported for this.
It seems Ford got really excited about the topic. There were tough questions, high emotions and even an excited Ford stepping on Hasan’s desk to make his point (man, I really want to see this film) which left the Minister speechless, since he wasn’t able to provide good answers.
“I was only given the opportunity to say one or two sentences during the interview,” he said. “Ford is one of those people that want to see someone in jail because of climate change” or maybe he wants to put in jail officers who do not do their job?
Anyway, the Minister accused Ford and his film crew of “harassing state institutions”, an offense that might lead to deportation; however the crew left the country on Tuesday after having a (quiet) interview with the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
There have been no comments from the film’s production or Ford’s side yet, but we expect to see some highlights of that interview soon.
“Years of Living Dangerously” is set for a premiere in April 2014, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are producing.