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Running time
90 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Orlando von Einsiedel
Patrick Jonsson
Franklin Dow
Grain Media / Violet Films / Netflix
Documentary. War | Apes. Animals
Synopsis / Plot
In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect.
2014: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Satellite Awards: Best Song. Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director / Documentary
2014: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best Documentary
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