New Documentary Produced By Leonardo DiCaprio Shows War For Conservation
Virunga goes behind the lines.
Virunga, a documentary on wildlife conservation in the Congo, was released last week on Netflix.
Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio spoke to Entertainment Weekly a bit about the project. "Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible culture and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it," DiCaprio told EW. "Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic."
The film goes behind the lines with conservationists and park rangers who fight against poachers and armed militia as they try to hold onto the Virunga National Park, the home of some of the last mountain gorillas in the world.