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.В Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the congo.В Directed byВ Orlando von Einsiedel. Produced byВ Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara. Winner of 23 International Film Awards.В 2015 Oscar Nominee for Documentary Feature.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Howard University, Digital Auditorium, Blackburn Student Center, 2397 Sixth St., NW (Metro: Shaw-Howard University. Campus shuttle to Howard) All open parking logs on campus are free after 5:00 p.m.

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