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VIRUNGA

by Orlando von Einsiedel

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, 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 courageousIn 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.

international title: Virunga
original title: Virunga
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Violet Films
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
cinematography by: Franklin Dow
film editing: Masahiro Hirakubo
music: Patrick Jonsson
producer: Joanna Natasegara, Orlando von Einsiedel
production: Grain Media
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