Saturday, October 25th, 7:30pm
Virunga + Closing Night Celebration
Orlando Von Einsiedel, 2014, 97 min.
Virunga Park, the oldest National Park in Africa and home to the last of the mountain gorillas, is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world -- it also happens to be one of the most unstable. In 2012 it was the site of a standoff between the M23 rebel group and Congo's national army, and is full of rich minerals coveted by a shady, money-hungry multi-national corporation. Amid these threats, a brave collection of individuals -- including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a gorilla handler, a Belgian conservationist, and a French journalist -- risk their lives to protect the park, and Von Einsiedel's sensational documentary tells their story.
Followed by post-screening discussion with special guests TBA + Closing Night Celebration with refreshments and live music by Isaac Katalay and the Life Long Project