Virunga
Showings
Milliken AuditoriumThu, Jul 31 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Higher Grounds Trading Company
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Bijou by the BayFri, Aug 1 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Do The 22
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Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2014
Runtime:93 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
French
Swahili
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://virungamovie.com/#about
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Orlando von Einsiedel
Produced by:Joanna Natasegara
Orlando von Einsiedel
Cinematography:Franklin Dow
Editing By:Masahiro Hirakubo
Music By:Patrick Jonsson
Description
The home to the world’s only remaining population of wild mountain gorillas lies in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this most precious of places, it’s no surprise that corruption and greed threaten destruction and death, as many forces vie for control over the lucrative natural resources underground. The last line of defense against these devastating forces is a group of fiercely dedicated park rangers and journalists who stand guard over the park and its inhabitants, wielding guns, hidden cameras, and the mighty pen to protect the park’s precious and delicate ecosystem. Director Orlando von Einsiedel shows us the park when Congo’s largest rebel group declares war on the government, just one of the dangers posed by the ongoing political and environmental crisis in Congo.
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