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

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The tenth Netflix original documentary. See more »

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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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We Will Not Go
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Performed by Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Fally Ipupa, & J. Ralph
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People being bad at being human.
14 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

"You must justify why you are on this earth. Gorillas justify why I am here. They are my life." - André Bauma, Virunga National Park

In a world where everyone at some point have been selfish or had an act of narcissistic behavior, how many people can say that?

I think everyone should know about it. It showed me selflessness, love that is unconditional despite the race, evil and goodness.

I think a movie is good if it creates a sense of doing, acting. A film which makes you want to do something beyond the movie seats, create a reality out of entertainment.

People say that is how a film touches one's soul, I say that is how a film creates reality for us. Not everyone has the same privileges we were born with, the same freedom or right. We all came to earth the same way but it does not mean we are able to have the same peace.

A film can show us exactly how we are more and how we can help, and this film did just that. It makes you think of what other ways to help.

I think everyone should watch it to get to reality, get a realization. A realization that maybe not all men are equal, but all beings are equal.


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