VIRUNGA (Tribeca Film Festival Manhattan, New York 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Virunga—an informative Netflix documentary—tells about African men who risk their lives to save the last of the Mountain Gorillas.

Storyline

Oil exploration, an endangered specie, and politics create a tenuously ordered structure that is deeply threatened by poachers.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Orlando Von Einsiedel for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Leonardo DiCaprio, Howard Buffet, Maxyne Franklin, Lisa Nishimura, Jess Search, Adam Del Deo, and Jon Drever for making the film possible. Special mention to Musical Composer Patrick Jonsson and Writer Orlando Von Einsiedel. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (André Bauma), Himself (Emmanuel de Merode), Herself (Mélanie Gouby), Himself (Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo), and Himself (Vianney Kazarama).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an interesting watch because it explores a small portion of the complexities that involve environmental issues when commerce and politics are deeply intertwined with exploration of oil reserves.

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