Virunga

Orlando von Einsiedel - 105'

SYNOPSIS

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. Virunga is the incredible 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.

CAST

DIRECTOR

Orlando von Einsiedel

PRODUCER

Joanna Natasegara, Orlando von Einsiedel, Leonardo Di Caprio

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Franklin Dow

EDITOR

Masahiro Hirakubo


AWARDS

Nominated for: Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy
HotDocs - Emerging International Filmmaker Award
AFI Docs - Best of Fest
CPH:DOX - F:ACT Award - Honorable Mention
Tribeca Inovation Award 2014
Camden International Film Festival- Best Feature Documentary


MORE INFORMATIONS

Country: United Kingdom, 2014

Duration: 105'

Categories: In competition - LET'S FACE OPPRESSION - BIDF 2015


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