Virunga (Dir: Orlando Von Einsiedel, 2014, UK, 100 mins) is a Grain Media film/A Netflix documentary http://virungamovie.com
A group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo's natural resources.
A rare opportunity to see this Oscar nominated powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary on the big screen.
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.
FREE event. No tickets required. Outdoor screening. Please bring warm clothing and a rug to sit on.
Glengall Wharf Garden Community Garden | 64 Glengall Road | SE15 6NF