Virunga

Screenings

2015 Season
Amsterdam,

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet's last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist who's a member of the Belgian royal family - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. 

Filmmaker(s): 
Orlando von Einsiedel
Country of Production: 
UK
Year: 
2014
97m
Language(s): 
In English and French and Swahili with English subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Orlando von Einseidel
Director, Producer

Virunga is Orlando’s debut feature length documentary. For ‘Virunga’ he has been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Director’s Guild of America Award. He co-runs London based film production company Grain Media.