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Orlando von Einsiedel


Orlando von Einsiedel is the Oscar-winning director of short documentary, The White Helmets. His first feature documentary, the Bafta and Academy-Award nominated documentary, Virunga won over 50 international film awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism. He is a former professional ... See full bio »

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Virunga Director
(2014)
(2016)
Lost and Found Director
(2019)
Aisha's Song Director
(2012)

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 2020 An Unfinished Symphony (Short)
 2020/II Still Human (Short)
 2020 The Lost Forest (Short)
 2019/V Lost and Found (Documentary short)
 2019 Into the Fire (Documentary short)
 2018/III Evelyn (Documentary)
 2016 The White Helmets (Documentary short)
 2016 Moon Shot (TV Series documentary)
 2015 King of the Mountain (Short)
 2014 We Are Fire (TV Short documentary)
 2009-2014 People and Power (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Pirate Fishing (2014)
- The Green Lake (2009)
- Hot Chocolate (2009)
 2014 Virunga (Documentary)
 2013 We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding (Documentary)
 2012 Earthrise (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2012 Aisha's Song (Documentary short)
 2011 Little Voice, Big Mountain (Documentary short)
 2011 My Name Is Feker (Documentary short)
 2011 Radio Amina (Documentary short)
 2011 Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul (Documentary short)
 2011 The Forced Marriage Unit (TV Movie documentary)
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[on 'Virunga']. The thrust of the project was to try to tell the story of the rebirth of the eastern Congo because there'd been a period of stability for a few years, and I came across the story of the park's brave rangers. And I thought their story was a sort of metaphor for the wider rebirth of the region. Within a few weeks this new civil war started, and I found out about the oil discovery. ... See more »

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