A gripping true story set in the Congo about a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future.
Virunga is a powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary that was created to raise awareness about the need to protect the last remaining mountain gorillas. Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth is home to these gorillas. Their caregivers are a small and embattled team of park rangers and dedicated conservationist who protect the gorillas from armed militia, poachers, and the greedy forces that desire the rich natural resources of this UNESCO world heritage site.
A Netflix documentary released in 2014.
Orlando Von Einsiedel Director/Producer
Orlando is going places and we are only seeing the beginning. A compelling storyteller with great curiosity for investiging hidden places including Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic. Virunga is his debut feature length documentary that showcases his talents in cinematogyry and abilty to extract richly personal stories.
Joanna Natasegara Producer/Impact Producer
Joanna is our heroine for leading the way to ethical outreach campaigns by working on some of the world’s most impactful feature documentaries. Combining social impact strategy and film production to maximize social change is her expertise and we applaud her for her passion and efforts.
Winner of 47 international film awrds 2014-2015
2015 Academy Award® Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
2015 Creative Art Emmy® Award Winner: Best Cinematography
What you can do
If this story inspired you to do something, help by spreading the word about the park and this film. Visit virungamovie.com for a full list of ways you can take action.