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Urgent investigative report and unforgettable drama, "Virunga" is a work of heart-wrenching tenderness and heart-stopping suspense.
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Virunga

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, enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including a caretaker 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.

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 has forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary.

Played at

Music Hall, 1.30.15 - 2.19.15
Royal, 11.07.14 - 11.13.14
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Documentary, War
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English, French, Swahili

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Here's a question the rest of us are lucky never to have had to think about: How many people does it take to bear away the corpse of a grown gorilla? Early in Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel's stunning heartbreaker of a doc, we see men, a dozen or so, carrying one great beast sprawled...