Consider This. Only 880 Mountain Gorillas Remain in the World.
In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.
A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, "Virunga" is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.
|Director(s):||Orlando von Einsiedel|
|Script:||Orlando von Einsiedel|
|Production:||Grain Media, Violet Films, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joanna Natasegara|
|Actors:||André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, Vianney Kazarama|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Language (audio):||French, English, Swahili|
|Country of origin:||United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Shooting Locations:||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Showcasing the best and the worst in human nature, von Einsiedel’s “Virunga” wrenches a startlingly lucid narrative from a sickening web of bribery, corruption and violence. – New York Times
Best in Festival – New York WILD Film Festival 2015
Best Conservation Film – New York WILD Film Festival 2015
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