Harrison Ford isn’t making friends during the production of a new climate change documentary.
The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star is in Indonesia as part of Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary to air on Showtime.
Indonesian presidential advisor Andi Arief accused Ford’s team of “harassing state institutions” with their line of questions. Arief suggested the actor could be deported for his actions, although the star already was slated to leave shortly.
Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan claimed Ford did not discuss the interview prior to cameras rolling and failed to give his colleagues enough time to address the questions.
I understand the American man just came here to see Tesso Nilo (a national park on Sumatra island) and wanted violators to be caught the same day.”
The minister added he was not given the chance to explain the challenges of catching people who break the law in Indonesia’s sprawling rainforests, where illegal logging is rampant….
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy grows rapidly, swathes of biodiverse forests across the archipelago of 17,000 islands have been cleared to make way for paper and palm oil plantations, as well as for mining and agriculture.