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DeforestACTION top 50

This week we announced the top 50 ‘Action Agents’ for DeforestACTION –  a shortlist of young people volunteering to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo to work on the DeforestACTION project. Action agents will become the eyes, ears and hands of young people around the world, and work from the ground in Borneo.  Congratulations to you all!

These action agents will help school students globally execute their projects, provide real time data, photos, stories and ideas from the field.  And, they will become global superstars, featuring as heroes / heroines in one of the most ambitious 3D movies ever attempted.

In the coming week, the list will be further refined to the top 20 recruits who will undertake an online audition / interview, and medical tests to ensure suitability for the conditions on the ground. At the end of this process, we will have 10 recruits, ready to take on the world, and 10 stand-by recruits, ready to fill their shoes if required.

The top 50 are truly incredible people and have demonstrated a willingness to do whatever it takes to save the planet, regardless of whether they make the top 20.  They are more than inspirational, they are an embodiment of hope in a world that is hungry to recognize them. 

With so many incredible volunteers, inspiration leaders, and passionate activists who didn’t make the top 50, we have decided to modify the project to ensure each of the applicants can participate, visit Borneo, work with Dr.Smits, and star in the movie – for up to 14 days.

Why are we so keen to include them in this project?  You will no doubt be inspired, as you check out people like Dan Pask, Toby Crocker, Emma Williams, Matthew Winkler,  Liam O’Doherty, Joshua Nicolaou, Walter Heck, Amber Brovelli and so many others in the application gallery.

To get to Borneo, they will need our help, as they take local actions, raise funds to save land and animals, and to create global awareness.   We should remember, deforestation is a global problem.  We must all work together to solve it. Please, get behind the recruits. Help them reach their goals.. and work with them to save the planet!

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Borneo 3D: An Action Movie

Check out the video applications for the upcoming 3D movie about DeforestACTION

Hundreds of young people from over 35 countries have submitted their inspirational videos hoping to be selected for inclusion in the upcoming, big budget feature film, Borneo 3D: An Action Movie.

The quality of applications is astounding, and the creativity shown is truly impressive. 

The top 50  applicants will be offered unique opportunities to be involved in the movie, and to take leadership roles within the DeforestACTION project.  The top 10 will be invited to spend 5 months in Borneo with the DeforestACTION team, including Dr. Willie Smits, running the project in front of the 3D cameras, which will bring them to the big screen all over the planet.

The screening process has begun, and a series of announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Be sure to check in regularly, and keep an eye on www.anactionmovie.com to learn more.

To see a links to some of the media these applicants have generated, check out the comments below.

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