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Virunga (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 7 November 2014 (USA)
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A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.
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Cast

Credited cast:
André Bauma ... Himself (gorilla caretaker)
Emmanuel de Merode Emmanuel de Merode ... Himself (Virunga National Park)
Mélanie Gouby ... Herself (freelance journalist)
Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo ... Himself (Virunga National Park)
Vianney Kazarama Vianney Kazarama ... Himself (M23 rebel spokesman)
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In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect. Written by Anonymous

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gorilla | nature | national park | See All (3) »

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Consider This. Only 880 Mountain Gorillas Remain in the World.

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Documentary | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

UK | Congo

Language:

English | French | Swahili

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Grain Media,Violet Films See more »
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Trivia

The tenth Netflix original documentary. See more »

Quotes

André Bauma: You must justify why you are on this earth - gorillas justify why I am here, they are my life. So if it is about dying, I will die for the gorillas.
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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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We Will Not Go
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Performed by Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Fally Ipupa, & J. Ralph
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Great Documentary highlighting an important cause
21 November 2014 | by ThomasJeffSee all my reviews

The documentary does a great job of telling the various stories and building up suspense while showing us the beauty of the country.

The only historical "inaccuracy" was that they didn't flat out say that King Leopold of Belgium literally committed genocide in the Free Congo State by killing 10-30 million people for his own personal financial gains. It was in fact the first genocide of the 20th century. I wouldn't say it was corporations, King of Belgium is a government not a corporation.

Other than that everything about the movie was great. It had great emotions and the characters showed a lot of character.

The absurdity of the corporations attempt to try to get oil by damaging environmental or animal conservation efforts is ridiculous. They can just as easily provide for the animals and their habitat and it would not cost much.


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