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Virunga Film Review: Melbourne International Film Festival

Finally, a documentary that has it all! Prepare to laugh, cry, hold your breath and be on the edge of your seat with the Australian premiere of… 528 more words

Arts & Culture

If the "Hopeless" Have Hope, Then Who Can Justify Dismissing It?

In 1992 I took a survey course in Physical Anthropology at my local community college. It is not too much to say that it was a life-affecting experience–and I lay the blame firmly on Foley Benson, one of the finest teachers I’ve ever had.   925 more words

Education General

Virunga Documentary Puts Spotlight on Dangers Facing Environmental Defenders

It was widely reported in June of this year that SOCO had agreed to halt oil explorations inside Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest national park and home to the largest remaining population of mountain gorillas. 447 more words

Forest Conservation

Netflix’s ‘Virunga’ uncovers Congo’s fight to protect resources

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Netflix’s ‘Virunga’ uncovers Congo’s fight to protect resources

British filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel did not expect a civil war to break out when he arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 to profile Virunga National Park’s plans for tourism and economic development.

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Movies

Virunga

I recently watched a very powerful and moving documentary.  It had all the makings of a great blockbuster, but it wasn’t at all a Hollywood film, and this was perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of it.  167 more words

Environment

halfcrazygirl reblogged this on My Ciluba and commented:

Virunga is presently on Netflix. I watched it this weekend and it is quite compelling. It left me wondering all day... Why do people don't leave us alone??? Congolese people don't hurt anyone but people from all around the world keep coming and hurting us. Money drive people crazy. Obviously misery is a good companion for greediness and corruption... Thankfully, there are and will always be people with their heart in the right place...

Gorillas in the Crossfire

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.  52 more words

Film

halfcrazygirl reblogged this on My Ciluba and commented:

Virunga is presently on Netflix. I watched it this weekend and it is quite compelling. It left me wondering all day... Why do people don't leave us alone??? Congolese people don't hurt anyone but people from all around the world keep coming and hurting us. Money drive people crazy. Obviously misery is a good companion for greediness and corruption... Thankfully, there are and will always be people with their heart in the right place... dikùba

Virunga

I recently watched a very powerful and moving documentary.  It had all the makings of a great blockbuster, but it wasn’t at all a Hollywood film, and this was perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of it.  167 more words

Environment