Virunga

Orlando Von Einsiedel - 90'
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SYNOPSIS

Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world's forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo. In the forested depth of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers -including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When they newly formed M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect.

CATEGORY

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CAST

DIRECTOR:
Orlando Von Einsiedel
PRODUCER:
Joanna Natasegara
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Franklin Dow
EDITOR:
Masahiro Hirakubo

INFORMATION

Country:
United Kingdom
Year:
2014

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
90 min