Virunga premieres to critical acclaim

Virunga-newsWorldView-funded Virunga continues to gain momentum after its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film received standing ovations after both screenings, and has since been receiving global attention.

Virunga is the story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo.

Reviews and news

On 15 April the Director of Virunga National Park, Emmanuel de Merode was fired upon by three gunmen on the road from Goma returning back to Rumangabo. However we are relieved to hear that Emmanuel is now recovering with his family. Read his statement.

Battle to save Africa’s oldest national park told in film, BBC

Worlds collide in central African World Heritage park, CNN’s Amanpour

Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed, Indiewire

New Trouble at the Gates of Virunga, Huffington Post, by Richard Branson, Desmond Tutu and Howard G Buffett

You can visit the film’s website or discuss it on Twitter, @virunga_movie or use hashtag #TeamVirunga