Netflix has released the trailer for upcoming documentary Virunga.
The documentary, which was snapped up by Netflix in July this year, offers an extraordinary look inside the battle for the heart of the Congo.
For his first feature-length documentary, director Orlando von Einsiedel travelled to the forested depths of eastern Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to the last of the world’s 800 mountain gorillas. The film debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and earned a nomination for Best Documentary.
Virunga details the brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa long since forgotten. In the Virunga National Park, life flourishes with lush plant and wildlife and it’s a battleground for rogue soldiers, opportunistic poachers, and a small band of embattled park rangers, the last line of defence to protect the heart and soul of the Eastern Congo.
“Over two years ago I was drawn to the Virunga National Park to follow the work of an exceptional team of rangers risking their lives to try and better their country after 20 years of war. I found their hope inspiring and infectious. But, when I arrived, I honestly had no idea quite how stacked against them the odds were”, says von Einsiedel.
Virunga will be released on Netflix UK on Friday 7th November.