Sneak Preview: Virunga + Q&A
This sneak preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel.
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Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa’s oldest national park, a UNESCO world heritage site and contested ground among insurgents seeking to topple the government who see untold profits in the land. Among this ongoing power struggle, Virunga also happens to be the last natural habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorilla.
Director Orlando von Einsiedel takes us into the park in May 2012 when the newly formed M23 rebel group has declared war on the government army. Virunga portrays the personal experiences of the park staff as they prepare to protect everything they’ve worked for in an ongoing political and environmental crisis.
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel