Movie Time: Virunga

Movie Time: Virunga
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu-vjWd7Tb8
Virunga is a powerful documentary which accounts the lives of a small group of heroic people and sheds light on the competing dark forces that are at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga National Park in eastern Congo is not only one of the most bio-diverse places in the world but it is also home to the last of the mountain gorillas. It is the first national park to be established in the African continent, in 1925, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. This film shows us the tough lives of a determined team of park rangers who are fighting to stop the destruction of the park and it’s inhabitants.

Despite all the atrocities they've been subjected to, there has never been a reported incident of a gorilla killing a human.
Despite all the atrocities they’ve been subjected to, there has never been a reported incident of a gorilla killing a human.

Here is an Op-Doc video that The New York Times created about one of the stars of the Virunga, Andre Bauma, who takes care of the orphaned mountain gorillas. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/opinion/gorillas-in-the-crossfire.html

 

Andre Bauma with an orphaned gorilla.
Andre Bauma with an orphaned gorilla.
If you’d like to help support the unique work of André Bauma and his colleagues at the Senkwekwe Centre in Virunga National Park, you can do so by visiting the park’s website: http://virunga.org/projects/gorilla-orphans/ 

 



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