Oscar Nominee ‘Virunga’ Receives Support From Clintons, Church of England

In the past few weeks, the Oscar-nominated documentary “Virunga” has received some high-profile support. The film is set in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and focuses on the park rangers who literally risk their lives to protect the park and the mountain gorillas who live there. Threats include rebel groups and the U.K. oil company Soco, which seeks to exploit the park’s natural resources.

Variety

Last updated on 16 February 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals