Virunga (2014)

Conservation is war

  • Genre: Documentary, War
  • Release Date: 2014-11-07
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 127 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Grain Media
  • Production Country: Congo, United Kingdom
  • Director:
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Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a contested ground among insurgencies seeking to topple the government that 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. The only thing standing in the way of the forces closing in around the gorillas: a handful of passionate park rangers and journalists fighting to secure the park’s borders and expose the corruption of its enemies. Filled with shocking footage, and anchored by the surprisingly deep and gentle characters of the gorillas themselves, Virunga is a galvanizing call to action around an ongoing political and environmental crisis in the Congo.

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Virunga Photos

  • André Bauma

  • Emmanuel de Merode

  • Mélanie Gouby

  • Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

  • Vianney Kazarama

Production Leonardo DiCaprio Executive Producer
Production Joanna Natasegara Producer
Directing Orlando von Einsiedel Director
Production Orlando von Einsiedel Producer
Writing Orlando von Einsiedel Writer