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Virunga Film Screening

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tentative Schedule:

5:00-5:30pm Reception

5:30-7:00pm Screening

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Dr. Stuart Pimm- Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment

Dr. Richard Carroll- former Managing Director: Congo Basin, Namibia, Madagascar programs, World Wildlife Fund

Watch the Trailer:

Synopsis (from the Virunga official website):

“VIRUNGA IS THE INCREDIBLE TRUE 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.

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated 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, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.

A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.”

 

Details

Date:
October 25
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Love Auditorium – LSRC
308 Research Dr
Durham, NC 27710 United States
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