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 exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.
In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the 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 the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources.
When the 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.
This is a NETFLIX original film
6:00PM – Pre-film reception with wines by PopCrush, beer by Mary Ann’s Ginger (exclusively available at Newport Restaurant Group) & Hors d’oeuvres by IsaCooks
7:00PM – Film begins
$20 ($17 for nF members) – wine reception & film
$12 ($10.20 for nF members) – film only
|Run time:||90 min|
|Director:||Orlando von Einsiedel|
|Producers:||Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara|
Thrilling narrative success.
Beautiful, shattering... at times hard to watch but in the end impossible to shake.
Virunga is the best documentary I’ve seen this year. In fact, it is one of the best I’ve ever seen.