At the heart of the deadly 20-year-long civil war that rages in the Democratic Republic of Congo sits the home of the world’s last 800 mountain gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park.
Virunga National Park – and the human and gorilla populations that rely on it for their way of life – are locked in a struggle for their very existence against poachers and outside parties looking to exploit the park’s natural resources.
And a new documentary, “Virunga,” set to premiere on Netflix tomorrow, goes to the front lines of the battle to protect the park and tells the story of the park rangers who put their lives on the line to do so.
“Not only is it Africa's oldest national park, it's also home to the world's last mountain gorillas,” said the film’s director, Orlando von Einsiedel. "But this is a park which is really people-focused. It really represents one of the best chances the region has to push forward.”
Einsiedel sat down recently for an interview with “Power Players”Read More »from Gorilla war: The fight to protect the world's last mountain gorillas amid violence in DR Congo